What Are Bifocals?
There are several kinds of lenses available in the market. Now, there is a kind of lenses by stacking two different kinds of lenses together and they are called a bifocal lens. Bifocal lenses are lenses with lines separating two different prescriptions. There is a presence of a distance lens at the top and the lower part has a lens that can be used to view the objects placed nearby.
Bifocal lenses are designed for people who have presbyopia, a condition in which the person can’t see the nearby placed objects. Presbyopia is an age-related condition, often occurred when people are over 40 and people often have blurred vision.
At the same time, there are different types of bifocal lenses present and they provide the same user which is the lower part of the lens is used to view the nearby objects or to do work related to reading and writing while the upper part of the lens is used to view the objects placed at a faraway distance or to do an activity like driving.
So, in the following section, we will show you the different types of bifocal lenses.
6 Types of Bifocal Lenses
Flat top: It is a kind of common bifocal lenses. The lower part of the lens is present in the shape of a half-moon or the letter D on its side. The upper part and the lower part of the lens can be clearly distinguished from each other. The patient using such a bifocal lens has the choice of choosing the length of the lower segment which is either 25 mm or 28 mm.
Round seg: the second type of bifocal lens we want to mention is the round seg. The segment is either 22 or 24 mm in length and it provides more are to adjust between the two different types of vision easily. This type is very rarely used nowadays.
Blended: this type of bifocal lens has the lower part of the lens in a round shape and the edges of the lens are blended with the upper lens making the lens appear as one.
Executive: in this type of bifocal lens, the lens is separated completely from each other and the upper part of the lens and the lower part of the lens are divided into two equal halves. There is a distinction line and it is visible.
Progressive lens: these types of lenses are more popular than the other kind of lenses. There is no line in the progressive lens. There is a slow transition of the power from the upper part of the lens to the lower part of the lens.
Progressive multifocal lenses: a progressive multifocal lens gradually changes power from the upper part of the lens to the lower part of the lens and gives a smooth transition between the two different types of bifocal lenses. There is no distinction line in the lens. They are popular because they provide better adaption, comfort, and clarity than the other lenses.
To sum up, this post from Koalaeye Optical has shown what bifocals are and shown 6 types of bifocal lenses. If you have any different ideas for bifocal lenses, share them in the comment zone. If you have any problems with glasses or sunglasses, send an email to email@example.com and we will reply to you as soon as possible.