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Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might be developing presbyopia, a common condition affecting those who are approaching middle age. If you already struggle with distance vision, and are later on diagnosed with presbyopia, you won't need to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. Multifocal lenses help you have good vision always, tending to your presbyopia and myopia with just 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. To rectify this issue, progressive lenses were made, which offer and intermediate or transition part of the lens that allows you focus on distances that are in the middle. Progressive lenses, which are also known as no-line lenses, are a type of multifocal lens that have a subtle curvature across the lens surface instead of a sharp line dividing the two parts of the lens.

But, you might need some time to get used to these lenses. While the gentle lens curve is more aesthetically pleasing, the focal areas are relatively small because the transitional areas also inhabit room.

Bifocals still have their uses though; they are helpful for children and teenagers who have a hard time focusing when reading.

Multifocal lenses work best when they're customized to your exact and unique needs. When you're ready to get fitted, enlist the services of a professional you can trust.

Having an incorrect prescription can make you susceptible to headaches, eye strain or even nausea. Presbyopia affects most of us at a certain age, but it doesn't have to be debilitating. A simple pair of multifocals can ensure that your quality of life isn't affected.