What Are Varifocal Glasses?
Varifocal glasses, also known as varifocals, varifocal lenses, PALs, or progressive lenses, have a gradual change in strength from the top of the lens to the bottom with multiple focal points in between. This allows you to see all distances and focus points through just one lens. Varifocal lenses are typically used when you have two prescriptions, one for distance and one for reading.
There are three regions of a varifocal lens which are distant zone, intermediate zone and, near/reading zone. Usually, the upper portion of the varifocal lens is the distant zone and the bottom portion of the varifocal lens is the near or reading zone.
One of the benefits of varifocal glasses is that you do not need to prepare 2 separate pairs of glasses or need to switch between frames for different vision needs.
How Do Varifocal Lenses Work?
Varifocal lenses work by changing power from the top to the bottom of the lens. Moving your eyes up and down, the varifocal lens will give you clear vision at all distances you need. This means if you are using a cash machine, you would be able to view the keys, screen, your card and then continue to walk down the street.
Types of Varifocal Lenses
As is well known, there are several types of varifocal lenses. So, in this section, we will list some the types of varifocal lenses.
Standard varifocal lens: standard varifocal lenses are the entry-level varifocal options and are chosen as an enhanced alternative to bifocals. They have clear and fairly wide focal areas for distance, reading, and in between.
Premium varifocal lens: premium varifocal lenses are also called free form varifocals or back surfaced digital varifocal lenses. It offers much clearer vision at all points and is a significant step up from a standard varifocal lens in terms of vision, clarity, focus, and ease of adapting to them. They are created using the latest computer-driven equipment and have a wider field of vision at the distance, intermediate/in-between, and reading focal points.
Elite varifocal lens: it has the widest field of vision at all focal points and is tailor-made to your exact vision and customized to fit within your frames. With the least distortion around the edges, they are very easy to adapt to and will give you the clearest level of vision available.
Occupational varifocal lenses: the last varifocal lens we want to mention is the occupational varifocal lenses. They are specific to different lifestyles, hobbies or occupation vision needs. If you frequently perform tasks at a particular distance for a long period of time, then you have a broader, more comfortable zone of vision.
To sum up, this post from Koalaeye Optical has shown what the varifocal glasses are and shown the types of varifocal lenses. If you have any different ideas for varifocal lenses, share them in the comment zone. If you have any problems with glasses or sunglasses, feel free to contact us via the email email@example.com and we will reply to you as soon as possible.