What is multifocal glasses

Multifocal glasses also known as progressive glasses is a type of glasses that consist of different prescription within the same pair of glasses.

It is useful for people of age 38 and above who have developed presbyopia (cannot see small words clearly, 老花).

How does multifocal glasses work

Multifocal consists of multiple focus points with different prescriptions. This is to cater adequate power for wearer to see object of different distances clearly.

The image below illustrates the different level of prescription in the glasses.

structure of progressive lens

From the image, you can see that

  1. The top part is used to see far object
  2. The middle part is used to see intermediate object
  3. The bottom part is used to read book or phone messages

Don’t worry, you do not need to keep adjusting the glasses up and down. Your eyes will adjust and fit in well.

Who needs multifocal glasses?

Anyone with age of 38 and above will start to develop presbyopia. The symptoms of presbyopia are as follow :

  1. Have to remove existing glasses when you read phone message
  2. You extend phone a little further so that the messages get sharper
  3. You put on reading glasses when you read and remove it when you are not reading

Well, if any of these bothers you, you may want to consider multifocal glasses. It provides the convenience for you the see clearly without the hassle of changing or alternating glasses or changing the reading distance.

 

BEFORE

  • take off glasses to read
  • newspaper has to placed far away
  • have to liftup the glasses to read SMS or whatsapps
  • have to bring reading glasses every time you go out
remove glasses

AFTER

  • can read without taking off glasses
  • read newspaper at comfortable distance
  • can just read the SMS or whatsapps as you like
  • a pair of multifocal is all you need
working with multifocal

Every pair of multifocal glasses are customised to cater to respective wearer. Meaning to say, your friend’s multifocal is specially made for him or her and you will not feel comfortable wearing it. The multiple focus points are well designed such that the different prescriptions work well with the eye movement.

the basics of progressive lens

 

5 vital steps to prescribing multifocal glasses

  1. Questionnaire to understand your lifestyle ie how do you read and how do you sit when you drive. We need to understand as in depth as possible so that the glasses is customised to you.
  2. Lifestyle oriented eye test. It’s not just about getting sharp vision, but also comfortable vision to wear for the entire day. Too sharp may give you headache. We need to find the balance.
  3. Detailed explanation. Our optometrist will explain about your eye condition and also how to utilise multifocal so that you get the best out of it.
  4. Personalised frame selection. Instead of going for the biggest or most trendy frame, we will pick one that suit you most in terms of look and wearing comfort.
  5. Additional measurement caters to your wearing position. Pupillary height, PD, vertex distance and tilt angle are crucial, because all the measurement affect the wearing experience.

Lifestyle oriented eye test

Thorough explanation

Hand picked frames

PD and VD measurement

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Limm MichelleeeLimm Michelleee
07:22 13 Aug 22
Had been wearing glasses since young but I can say that this is the first optical shop that I’m really satisfied with the overall services. The team was very attentive and patience with all the questions I have. They also provide solutions on how to manage and take care of my eyes who have very big power differences between my right and left eyes. Would highly recommend to everyone who is looking for a new glasses! 🙂
Lim YiLim Yi
10:54 12 Aug 22
Decided to visit Pott Glasses SS15 store after seeing numerous good reviews online, it did not disappoint 🙂 Made an appointment before visiting the shop, so no waiting time needed.Throughout the process from choosing frames to eyesight checking, Sally is very professional and help to choose the one that suits me. Happy with the service and highly recommend here 🙂
Huan WeiyiHuan Weiyi
17:56 30 Jul 22
Great experience choosing glasses here and the customer service is top notch.Elijah provided an exceptional service! He gave genuine advises on which frame for which face type etc. He is very helpful and accommodating with my request. He explained the details well and unlike others, he can make good suggestions on what fits you and what is worth it. There are also follow up messages on your experience with the new glasses and offers free maintenance.Would love to recommend my friends to come have their glasses made!
Sabrina JamaludinSabrina Jamaludin
02:52 10 Jul 22
Potts is the most comprehensive optometrist I’ve been to! Been wearing glasses since I was a kid and they did in-depth tests + explained things I never even knew before! I’m super happy with my glasses and the people were fantastic throughout, even the after sales service! Huge thanks to Debby and everyone else in the SS15 branch for being the best. ✨
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07:09 17 Aug 22
The staff here are very attentive and professional in their advice and service. Have consistently come back to replace my glasses. The model of glasses available are current trends and price wise are reasonable. The shop has a very nice ambience and ample parking available.
HY WooHY Woo
14:34 10 Aug 22
This optical brand has a wife variety of trendy and fashionable specs. Service is good and the staff was very attentive and provide recommendation according to our lifestyle, including frame that suits our face features. No hardselling of lenses or function, recommended me the best package that suits my needs and current lifestyle. After sales service is good as well. Highly recommended!
Heidy QuahHeidy Quah
13:30 01 Aug 22
Had my first visit to Potts SS2 today after hearing about it for years and my first experience definitely did not disappoint. Despite coming in close to closing time @ 8.10pm, Aquila was incredibly kind and patient in helping me pick out a frame that I absolutely love, and in that process he helped me understand what face shape and structure and what suits me and what doesn’t. He was very patient in the process and articulate in explaining to me what works and what doesn’t. The personalised eye care check up was also great - a lot of my past experienced felt rushed - Aquila really took his time to make sure that I understood what was happening and the power was suitable. He then took time to explain to me about how to care for my eyes - such top notch service. Being someone that never really felt confident to wear my current glasses out, I am so excited to receive my new pair! Thanks Aquila for your time!
Xi-Yang LeeXi-Yang Lee
03:40 23 Jul 22
It's been 3 years since my last medical check up. I typically visit local spectacle shops so this is my first time with a boutique. Pott glasses came highly recommended by people around me.The shop has many modern frames and I particularly loved the titanium series. Vivi was the one serviced me that day. Super helpful, genuine and gave me a lot of options which was important for me. She also follow up really well and she even checked in with me 2 weeks after the sale to see if it's working well for me.All in all, great experience. Will come back for my backup. Thanks!
Esther S.Esther S.
07:23 06 Jul 22
Recently dropped by Pott Glasses SS2 branch several times to realign my glasses. Despite the fact that it was only a realignment for a pair of glasses bought (from Pott Glasses) a long time ago, Aquila was very patient and helpful in catering to my questions/requests and explaining what the issue might be.The shop space is also very bright and spacious, with sitting space to wait to be served if needed. The only issue is that the parking space at the shop itself is limited, but parking at SS2 and walking over is fairly convenient.Overall, Pott Glasses' friendly and thorough service extends beyond the initial purchase, and I will continue to recommend my friends to purchase their glasses here.
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I've been to the same branch for 3 times in a year and both my parents and I are happy with their service. We were served by different person before, and each of everyone of them are genuine to the customers. Appreciate the effort and also the patience when they spoke to my parents, and also to a person like me who wear spec for the first time.Most importantly, they are not pushy for their products, they introduce the best and most suitable products to you. You can decide what you want without feeling uncomfortable. Highly recommended! 🙂
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06:07 07 Aug 22
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Will TWill T
13:11 26 Jul 22
Louis, the attendant of the day, was very professional. He was recommended a few glasses based on my face shape, lifestyle, preferences, etc and his selections were on point.He's thorough in taking my reading and he's precise when it comes to explanation. And just like the other attendant (whom I forgotten to ask for the name while I went to pick up/adjust the glasses), he's friendly.Overall, I had a pleasant experience here and would return for its great service. 👓
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08:59 04 Jul 22
My visit here was my first time and I am very happy with their service. They were very thorough in their tests and took time to explain (in simple terms) which was important to me as someone who never wore specs before. The whole process was smooth and comfortable. And you know, when it's your first time for anything, you can get bit nervous and intimidated by the unknown. But I was put at ease by their personable and easygoing approach. They also took measurements of my face to suggest several frames (and I got compliments from my colleagues on my new look). More than happy to highly recommend this place.
Jia YinJia Yin
04:19 30 Jun 22
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07:56 20 Aug 22
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Nura AzmanNura Azman
12:10 10 Aug 22
I’m not really the kind of person who would give reviews here in google. Ain’t got no time 😂 but this, I had to. Because I love their after-sale service. Very warm, friendly and accommodating. I broke mine and they replace a new glasses for free, additionally with a new spectacle case. Like whutttt
Jun MSJun MS
10:35 12 Jun 22
Eric is patient and professional in explaining to us on the type of glasses to wear. He also shared tips on how to take care of the eye sight to avoid further strain. Good customer experienced.
Marissa Anne GMarissa Anne G
10:14 21 May 22
Not only do they have an excellent range of glasses & contacts lens to choose from, they’re always absolutely ace in service! When I had a hard time choosing a frame, Ken recommended the pair I now wear and constantly get complemented for! I’ve also had a few (I’ll have to admit kinda ridiculous) demands for them & they’ve never once failed to come through. Loyal customer for life!
LiewLiew
08:23 05 Apr 22
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