How do varifocal lenses work?

Many of you may have heard of varifocal glasses lenses but aren’t sure exactly what they are, how they work, and if you should wear them. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know about varifocals, including tips for adjusting to your new lenses.

Is it time for varifocals?

Are you struggling with focusing on objects up close? Finding you have to hold books or screens further away to see them clearly? It could be due to a natural part of ageing called presbyopia. This occurs because your natural lens, which flexes to change shape to focus on objects at different distances, starts to lose its flexibility. As it becomes more rigid, it becomes more difficult to change shape, meaning you begin not to be able to see close up objects clearly.

If you’re over 40 and experiencing this, thvarifocals may be an ideal option. But what are varifocal lenses? They’re designed to have different prescriptions in different areas, allowing you to see clearly close up, at intermediate distance, and far away in one lens.

When you come in for your eye examination at our opticians in Finchley Central, Potters Bar, or Temple Fortune, our optometrists will assess your vision and discuss your lifestyle needs to recommend the best lens type for you. If varifocals are the way to go, our team will assist you in selecting the most suitable lens for you.

From near to far and everything in between

Varifocal lenses are a marvel of optical technology that have revolutionised the world of vision correction. So how do varifocal lenses work? Unlike traditional bifocals, which have a distinct line separating different focal zones, varifocals feature a gradual transition that enables clear vision at intermediate, far and near distances.

This innovative design allows for a more natural and comfortable viewing experience, especially for those who need help with reading, driving, or other everyday activities requiring varying degrees of visual acuity. It also means those with several prescriptions don’t have to switch between different pairs of glasses for different activities.

Mastering life with varifocals

Making the switch to varifocals can be a big adjustment for your eyes and brain. As a new wearer, being patient and giving yourself time to adjust is important. Don’t be alarmed if it takes a few days or weeks for your eyes to adapt to the different viewing areas. The trick is to keep wearing your new varifocals consistently so that your eyes can become more comfortable with them.

While you may experience a brief sensation of dizziness or feeling as though the floor is moving when wearing them for the first time, this is usually temporary and a normal part of the adjustment period. Remember, it’s all about patience and persistence when wearing varifocals for the first time.

Finding your perfect pair of varifocal glasses

Different types of varifocal lenses are available, each with unique benefits. Luckily, our expert team is here to guide you through the process and help you find the perfect varifocal glasses lenses to suit your needs.

So, whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option or the latest and greatest technology, we’ve got you covered. With our help, you can rest assured that you’re investing in high-quality prescription glasses that will provide clear and comfortable vision, no matter what you’re doing.

We offer a range of varifocal lenses tailored to your specific needs and preferences from renowned glasses lens suppliers. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always available to answer any questions you may have about varifocal lenses. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about how these lenses can transform your vision experience.