The aging process is not a simple one. Suddenly you find parts of your body creaking where there were no creaks before and you've noticed that you definitely do not see as well as you used to. Some may think that they need to suffer in silence but the truth is that there are solutions to help the aging process along – especially when it comes to eye care and sight.
From the age of 40, your eyes begin to change and develop differently, necessitating the use of different eyeglasses for different tasks. Where once you had 20/20 vision, you may now struggle to see things up close but maintain your distance visions; If you have been a steadfast eyeglass wearer, you may find that your prescription needs have changed dramatically. In years gone by, people like this would have needed two different pairs of eyeglasses, sometimes even three. Aside from being astronomically expensive, this was also irritating and inconvenient.
As times have changed and technology improved, so the world welcomed bifocal glasses. Although this improved the wearers way of life tremendously – as they could now see two distinctions within one prescription lens, the choice of eyeglasses frames was limited and wearers had been subjected to a very small variety of thick, over-sized and frames that did nothing but age their faces – there was definitely nothing chic or stylish inside that look. Today, this is no longer the case and optical companies have a wide variety of very trendy frame styles which are specifically appropriate for bifocal wearers.
What exactly are these?
Bifocal glasses or bifocal sunglasses, have lenses which are divided into two parts – one being a general lens for regular sight and therefore either clear or prescription depending on your eyesight level; while the second part was a teardrop lens which is placed in a specific spot to help you with close-up reading and other near-sighted activities such as knitting, working on the computer and so on. What's important to remember is that although these eyeglasses are designed so that distance and near sight are clear, there is an optical jump because of the line from the bifocals and people often need some time to get used to them.
With further optical manufacturing improvements, bifocal glasses have fallen under the genre of multifocal eyeglasses, of which trifocals and progressive eyeglasses now also belong.
Multifocal glasses – as the umbrella genre – have come to mean a complete optical solution for all visual problems within one frame.
So, while bifocal glasses deal with a dual eye problem; one also has trifocal lenses for those who need three different visual levels. Progressives, on the other hand, are the new favorite in multifocal glasses as they eliminate the lines on the lenses which denote the focal point changes and include a wide variety of focal points which are specifically designed according to one's personal eyeglasses prescription to ensure that no matter where one looks, they can see as they need to without a problem. What's more, with progressives, no one will ever be able to tell that the wearer has progressives and will assume that they are regular glasses.
What's more, with the advent of the online market, these types of eyeglasses are convenient to buy, affordable and available in a variety of fashion frames that fit your lifestyle and personality, perfectly!