On average, most folks after age 40 start to realize some kind of eye strain or degradation of their vision. It could start slow or the change could be sudden and surprising; the difference varies across a large spectrum of situations. However, one commonality in most documented optometry cases is that the patient is definitely going into the second half of life, and eyes after 40 just don’t work as well as they used the first four decades.

You’re Not the Only One

One of the most common symptoms people experience is an inability to focus, either at a distance or up close when reading. For example, those suffering from presbyopia will find themselves getting frustrated being unable to hold something at a far enough distance to read it clearly. The first response might be needing reading glasses, a basic band-aid to the problem, but eventually the person is going to need to get an eye exam and a prescription for vision aids that are more powerful. That doesn’t mean the rest of your life needs help too. The patient may see just fine looking into the distance or driving and seeing road signs. In these kinds of situations, a split lens can be the best situation, with one part of the glasses being adjusted to help with reading print up close, and one with no changes allowing the natural eye to work just fine as it is.

Understanding How Bi Focals Work

Better known as bi focal lenses, these types of glasses can be obtained by prescription after an eye exam by an eye doctor in optometry confirms the need. While it’s possible to get other types of lenses, like progressives, bifocals have some significant advantages to keep in mind. Unlike progressives or models that try to do everything, even being sunglasses, bifocals focus on just two functions and give a user far more work lens space as a result. That can be a big issue when trying to read a lot during the day. The more functions added to a pair of glasses, the smaller the space for each type of lens, and that can get annoying after a while always having to position your eyes and head to maximize a smaller lens part.

And unlike the movies, bi focal lenses can be provided in variety of shapes and models that work differently from patient to patient. Common options include a half-moon lens area, a round segment, a rectangular box zone or the entire bottom half of the lens for reading versus distance.

Getting Bi Focal Lenses in Columbus

So, when you’re finding it hard to read in the evenings and your eyes are watering a lot, or you’re starting to get headaches from the work day on a computer or a restaurant receipt seems hard to read, it’s your body’s way of telling you it’s time to get some help. Bifocals can be extremely helpful, giving you clear vision again while not disrupting your distance vision or vice versa. Visit Eyewear Unlimited in Columbus to find out more and get an eye exam while you’re there.

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