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Too Young for Bifocals or Multifocals?

Need bifocal or multifocal glasses and you’re only in your 40’s? You’re not alone! Nearly 3 million Americans experience age-related vision changes in their 40s due to presbyopia —age-related farsightedness.

Our eyes naturally start to change as we get older. Presbyopia results from the lens inside the eye becoming more rigid. This affects your ability to focus on objects up close.

People with presbyopia will notice that reading a newspaper or a menu becomes increasingly more challenging. Tasks such as painting and sewing may cause you to squint or hold the object at arm’s length. If this sounds familiar to you, chances are you have presbyopia.

Having to switch glasses for near, medium and far vision gets tiresome pretty fast. The beauty of bifocal and multifocal lenses is that they offer two or more prescriptions in a single eyeglass lens.

Below we explain more about bifocal and multifocal lens options.

Bifocal Glasses

Bifocal literally means “two focuses.” Bifocal lenses contain two different prescriptions: the upper section allows you to see into the distance while the lower section is for near vision.

Bifocal glasses are a great option for people who want a wider lens area for computer work and reading.

Progressive Multifocal Lenses

Progressive multifocal lenses enable you to see clearly at different distance ranges through one lens. A progressive lens gradually changes power from the top to the bottom of the lens, giving you a smooth transition from distance to intermediate to near vision.

Progressive multifocal lenses do not have distinct lines or segments. They also offer clear vision over a large range of distances. This makes them a popular choice for many people.

At Overland Optical Family Eye Care in Overland and Overland we can help you find the right pair of bifocals or multifocal glasses to enable your eyes to focus and relax. Contact us today to book an appointment.

At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 314-423-3874 or book an appointment online to see one of our Overland eye doctors.

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