Multifocal lenses are a type of lens that contains two or more optical prescriptions, allowing your vision to be corrected at different distances depending on which area of the lens you choose to look through.
Unlike traditional bifocal lenses, which have two distinct areas for distance and near vision, multifocal lenses have a gradual transition zone within the lens which provides a more natural viewing experience, without the abrupt line that is typical of bifocal lenses. Multifocal lenses can have two or three different prescription zones, allowing your eyes to best focus on objects that are close-up, at arm's length, and in the distance accordingly.
Multifocal lenses are available in various designs and can be customised to fit the needs of the individual wearer. They can be made with different materials, coatings, and tints to improve comfort, durability, and visual performance. This includes scratch-resistant coatings for those wearing their multifocal glasses at work where scratches are a risk, or blue light filter coatings for those who work in front of a screen. Kevin Paisley Optometry stores have a wide range of lens coatings and features to improve the durability of your multifocal glasses and improve their optical properties.
Should I Have Single Vision Or Multifocal Lenses?
If you have more than one type of vision need, then multifocal lenses are often the all-in-one eyewear preference because they are much more convenient - saving you from having to switch between several pairs of glasses, and remembering to bring them all with you in the first place.
Are Multifocal Glasses Easy To Use?
As with any new medical device, there may be a small adjustment period when switching to multifocal lenses or starting them for the first time, as the brain learns to adapt to the different zones of the lens. It’s not long before this becomes completely natural, however, and you don’t even have to think about where to look.
Your Kevin Paisley eye health professionals will help guide you through your transition, teach you everything you need to know, and be available for any questions.
To learn more about multifocal lenses or get your optical prescription from an optometrist, book your annual eye exam at our Victoria and South Australia clinics by selecting your preferred location here.