Pick Out the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses?
Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL, is happy to help you make a choice. Bifocals are one of the most popular lenses prescribed by our eye doctors. Presbyopia, if you have presbyopia, bifocals may be your best option. So before coming to our Florida office for your next eye exam, you should know about bifocals.
What Are Bifocal Lenses?
Bifocal lenses are eyeglass lenses containing two different optical uses. The upper portion of the lens is used for distance vision, while the lower part is used for near vision. In addition, bifocals are often prescribed for those with presbyopia, a condition that causes the eyes to lose their ability to focus on nearby objects.
Many people who wear bifocals also have astigmatism, a condition that distorts their eyesight. Therefore, bifocal lenses must be custom-made to correct presbyopia and astigmatism to match the individual's prescription.
There are two main types of bifocals, flat-top and round-top. Flat-top bifocals have a line separating the two powers of the lens, while round-top bifocals gradually transition between the two powers.
Bifocal lenses in Florida are available in both prescription and non-prescription forms. Prescription lenses are made specifically for each individual based on their eyeglass prescription. Non-prescription lenses do not require a prescription and can be purchased over-the-counter.
How Do They Work?
In optometry, bifocals function by bending light coming into focus on the back of the eye either from the top or bottom. The eyeglass frames support the lens to position it correctly in front of the eye. For people with presbyopia, getting a bifocal exam allows them to see clearly at all distances without constantly adjusting their eyeglasses or contact lenses. While bifocals can take some time to get used to, they offer a reliable and convenient solution for people with presbyopia.
Tips for Wearing Bifocals
Many people find bifocals helpful in reading and other close-up tasks. However, there are some things to remember when wearing bifocals. First, it is essential to get used to looking through the lower part of the lens for close-up tasks. This habit can take some time, but it will become second nature.
Secondly, bifocals can sometimes cause eyestrain or headaches, especially if not fitted correctly. If this happens, it is essential to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist to ensure that the lenses are the right prescription and work well.
Book an Appointment for a Bifocal Exam Today
Call Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL, to schedule an eye exam and get fitted for the perfect pair of bifocal lenses. Our optometrist (experts in optometry) in Florida can help you choose the right style and type of lens for your needs. Contact us by calling (954) 961-1509.