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Seeing Clearly with Multifocals

Are you experiencing difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you're already a glasses wearer, and develop presbyopia, you won't need to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. Multifocal lenses, which rectify both near and distant objects, let you see well at all distances with one pair of glasses.

Multifocals are a vast improvement on bifocals. Bifocals corrected poor near and far vision, but often things in between were blurry. In an effort to rectify this problem, progressive lenses were developed. These give you and intermediate or transition region allowing you focus on everything between near and far distances. But what creates this effect? Progressive lenses are specially curved, unlike a bifocal lens, which is harshly sectioned. Because of this, progressive lenses are also known as no-line lenses.

Progressive lenses, although better, can take some time to get used to. While the gentle transition of progressive lenses is more elegant, the lens's areas of focus are relatively small, so that there's also room for transitional areas.

Even though multifocal lenses (sometimes called trifocals) are for presbyopia, bifocals are still employed to help school-aged children and teens with eye problems such as eye teaming, or being unable to focus while reading, which in turn, can lead to eye strain.

When you go get fitted for multifocal lenses, check that it's with an eye care professional you trust. Multifocal lenses work best when they're customized to your unique eyes, prescription and line of vision.

If you've been fitted with the wrong prescription you could end up suffering from headaches, eye strain or even nausea. During middle age, most of us will not be able to avoid presbyopia. But it's important to know that good, multifocal lenses can make it a lot easier.

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