In this article, we define glasses as a set of frame and lens. The starting part will be focusing on multifocal lenses and the later part will talk about frame and essentially the whole glasses.
Have you ever felt like you need to remove your glasses to be able to look at the menu, books or even phone and it only gets worse along the way? This is because you are developing Presbyopia.
Rest assured, you’re not alone in this. At ages above 40 everybody starts to develop presbyopia.
WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?
Presbyopia is a natural aging process which causes your eyes to lose its ability to focus objects or prints that are close to you (about an arm’s length). There are no specific cures to this other than a proper corrective lenses to assist you in your daily lifestyles.
WHAT IS MULTIFOCAL LENSES
Multifocal / Progressive lens is a type of lens that consist of various portions of prescriptions. It is able to assist in getting a clear vision at all distances such as distance portion for far objects, intermediate portion for laptop work and near portion for reading small prints.
WHEN DO I NEED MULTIFOCAL LENSES
If you are at the age of 40 years and above and is starting to experience a little bit of straining when it comes to reading small prints or having to move a little further just to be able to see more comfortably or even having to remove your glasses to be able to read, this could already be a sign for you to consider multifocal lenses.
WHY MULTIFOCAL LENSES
With its various portions of prescription in a single lens it provides convenience for day-to-day activities. Being able to look at far menu in a takeaway restaurant and also reply to your friends and family at the same time will save time and effort.
As we live in this new generation where lifestyles are quite hectic and the relationship of outward appearances with age is sensitive, we would not want to trouble ourselves with switching between 2 glasses all the time or having to remove our glasses whenever we are trying to read because it will be inconvenient.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRAME FROM MULTIFOCAL: SIZE, HEIGHT, NOSEPAD
When it comes to wearing multifocal lenses it is important to choose a suitable frame to fit the lens in. This will provide a better adaptation and a wider area of clear vision. This is due to a blur zone that is developed at the side of the lens when there are various prescriptions done in a single lens.
Look for Asian Fit designed frame. The suitable frame for a multifocal glasses should have an average frame size of 46-54mm to ensure less blurriness at the side of the glasses. The frame height needs to be of 38-41mm so the full reading zone can be included in. A frame with nose pad will definitely come in handy as it gives you more comfort to achieve full reading comfort without compromising the movement of your head.
We have a series of designs that are suitable for multifocal lenses.
More designs can be found here.
HOW TO ADJUST TO MULTIFOCAL GLASSES
It is important to take precaution when wearing multifocal glasses especially if it is going to be your first time. You will be required to adapt to the new wearing style for example rotating your eyes down while maintaining the same head angle when reading fine prints. Furthermore, tilting your head down while walking down the stairs is compulsory to ensure walking on the right step.
Not sure whether you need a multifocal glasses?
Book an appointment through the here for a consultation with our certified optometrists now to understand more about multifocal glasses!
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Over the past 7 years, we have helped more than 800 customers to get the right pair of multifocal glasses. Many even come back for the second and third pair. Most importantly, our multifocal is very affordable.