Question by  Tatiana (21)

How do bifocal reading glasses work?

Aren't they inconvenient?


Answer by  fishy (1085)

The top portion of bifocals will adjust for seeing distance while the bottom portion will magnify things that are close to the eyes much like reading glasses.


Answer by  MikeG (1650)

Bifocals are two different prescriptions used for enhanced vision near (Typically for reading), and far away. They now make bifocals were there are no visible lines within the lenses. These have becomed the preferred lenses for people who are getting older and do not want the stigma of having old bifocals.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Bifocals are simply an added amount of power to your regular prescription. This way they make small print larger. They take about one week to properly adjust to


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

When you are wearing bifocal glasses you soon get used to looking through the top half. This is your everyday prescription. When you need to see better you look through the bottom half. Usually this is reading or doing close work. As time goes by you don't even notice. It is better than carrying two pairs and switching.

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