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Better Bifocals! A Look at How Bifocals have Simply Gotten Better

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 09:03 PM
Author: Amit Mathur


Has it been awhile since you upgraded your bifocals, or are you perhaps considering these types of glasses for the first time? You’ve picked the perfect time to jump into, or back into, the world of bifocals. Over the last few years, the technology available for bifocals has only gotten better, and these special types of glasses offer you more features and comfort than ever before.

Bifocals are glasses designed for people who have problems with both near and farsighted vision. The lower half of bifocal lenses can be used to more clearly see close objects, while the top half of the lenses can be used to view objects that are far away. The original style of producing bifocals involved fusing half-lenses together. Such glasses had very sharp lines in the middle, and were capable of breaking more easily.

Those problems and more have been solved by the newest generation of specs. Here are some of the enjoyable features you can expect when you purchase bifocals these days.

No More Annoying Lines

The sharp lines which once marked where the top and bottom half of the lens were separated have been removed by modern production techniques. Now, bifocals appear as a single, crystal-clear lens. Because many lenses these days are not made of glass, but instead plastic composites, it’s easy to manufacture a single lens that has different properties on different parts.

Pleasantly Light and Thin

Bifocal glasses once had a reputation as being uncomfortably heavy. Worse even, they weren’t very well balanced between the weights of the top and bottom half of the lenses. This could make them unstable on the face and just generally uncomfortable in general. Those new composites we talked about, however, are also surprisingly light and getting lighter.

As technology improves even further, better vision is capable with less and less material, making lenses lighter than they’ve ever been.

Endless New Features for Your Bifocal Lenses

Bifocals were not known as the most adaptable lenses in the past, but that has changed. Now, there are dozens of different lens treatments available at our eyecare clinic in British Columbia.  When you’ve picked your frame and lenses, you can pick from treatments such as sunglasses shading, transition lenses, anti-glare and anti-fog.

Pick Up New Bifocal Lenses Today

We would love to speak with you if you’re interested in seeing what today’s bifocal has to offer. Our helpful optometrists and technicians can answer all of your questions when you arrive. Scheduling an eye exam before you arrive will mean that you get the best and most up-to-date prescription for your new bifocals.

You can schedule an appointment right here if you are interested in trying out new glasses soon. We look forward to hearing from you.

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