Multifocal Lenses at Eyeglass World
Difference Between Lined Bifocals & Progressives
Bifocals have come a long way since Benjamin Franklin invented them. If you are looking for eyeglass lenses that will help you see up close and far away in one pair of glasses, a traditional pair of lined bifocals may be exactly what you need.
If you don't like the look of traditional lined bifocals, and prefer a more discreet (and technologically-advanced) option, you might want to opt for progressive lenses. Progressive lenses look like regular lenses, but they contain various strengths of prescription throughout the lenses. This allows you to focus clearly at a distance and close up.
Talk to the licensed, independent optometrist at your closest Eyeglass World about which of these options - bifocals, progressive lenses or other multifocal lens options - is right for you.
Annual Eye Exams Make Sure Your Glasses Keep Working
As we age, our eyes continue to change. This is why it's important to get annual, comprehensive eye examinations. If your eyes have changed, your glasses can't do what they need to do to help you see your best.
Check your calendar! If it's been longer than a year since your last eye exam, it's time to come in again.
When To Come Back for a Check Up
The calendar shouldn't be your only signal to return for an eye exam. If you are having any of these symptoms, you should call and schedule an eye exam appointment right away.
- You have difficulty driving at night or reading signs after dark, or are seeing halos (bright auras of light around lit signs or headlights).
- You feel dizzy or nauseous after staring at a moving target.
- You have floaters (spots of white that obstruct your vision), are seeing spots or flashes of lights.
- You are constantly adjusting while reading to see clearly.
- You squint a lot.
- You've experienced head trauma or have regular headaches.
Protect Your Eyes as They Age
If you're over the age of fifty, it's especially important to have regular eye exams to protect your eye health. As we age, our eye health is intricately connected to our overall health.
Keeping a close watch on your eye health not only protects your eyes as they age but can also protect your overall health. Did you know your optometrist can detect diseases like diabetes and cancer through your eyes? Eye diseases like glaucoma and advanced macular degeneration can also be better managed through early detection.
Don't risk your eye or overall health. Have your eyes examined annually by a licensed, independent optometrist at your local Eyeglass World.
Find what's right for you
If this sounds familiar, bifocal or other multifocal lenses may be the right choice for you. Call to schedule an eye exam* at Eyeglass World today and get your frames the same day+ with most prescriptions!
Eyeglass World also offers progressive lenses** which start with the wearer's distance vision prescription strength at the top of the lens and get stronger towards the bottom. This configuration accommodates reading and other up-close vision tasks that require additional magnification.
In addition to the traditional bifocal, multifocal, and progressive eyeglasses at Eyeglass World, we also offer bifocal, multifocal and progressive lens sunglasses**, safety eyewear and contact lenses.
**Offer includes select frames and plastic lenses on both pairs, for the same person. Sunglasses can be used with offer if lenses are prescription or upgraded (i.e. Polarized, Drivewear®, etc.).