How Do I Know When I Need Bifocals?

Many people wonder when it’s necessary to switch to bifocal lenses. The need for bifocals depends on individual vision needs, especially as presbyopia—a condition where the eye’s lens changes and makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects—usually begins to set in after age forty. However, there’s no set age or way to predict how it will affect you. Some people never experience presbyopia, while others need reading glasses or bifocals before reaching forty.

Identifying Your Need for Bifocals

If you notice difficulty focusing on close objects, you might be experiencing presbyopia. The next step is to determine whether bifocals are right for you.

Without Existing Vision Issues: If you don’t have other vision problems and don’t wear prescription glasses, standard reading glasses might suffice. Available in various magnification strengths, you can wear them only when needed and switch to a higher magnification if presbyopia worsens.

With Existing Vision IssueS: If you already wear prescription lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or other vision problems, bifocals might be the best solution. Bifocals combine two types of lenses: the upper part contains your standard corrective prescription, and the lower part has magnification lenses. This setup allows you to see clearly both at a distance and up close, addressing both your original vision issue and presbyopia.

Assessing Your Vision Needs

Deciding when to switch to bifocals requires a clear understanding of your up-close vision. Consider how poor your close-up vision is and how often you perform tasks like reading or writing. If close objects are still relatively clear, you might have mild presbyopia and can delay using magnification lenses. However, if your presbyopia is moderate to severe or you frequently need to focus on close tasks, bifocals can significantly improve your vision.

Consult Your Eye Doctor

If you have any questions about needing bifocals or any other vision concerns, consult your eye doctor. Routine visits are crucial for maintaining eye health and catching any conditions early.

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How to Order Bifocal glasses

1. SELECT THE FRAME

RX Safety offers a wide range of frames that will match perfectly with your FT-28 lined bifocal lenses. Choose between eyeglassessunglasses, or safety glasses.

AFTER CHOOSING THE PERFECT FRAME, CLICK IN ‘SELECT PRESCRIPTION LENSES’

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2. SELECT LENS TYPE & MATERIAL

Inside our prescription form, you can select your lens type. This is where you’ll select Lined Bifocal FT-28. Then, you will choose your lens material.

AFTER CHOOSING YOUR PRESCRIPTION TYPE, YOU CAN SELECT DIFFERENT LENS MATERIALS

3. SELECT LENS COLOR

You can customize your lenses by choosing your lens color.

SELECT YOUR FAVORITE Transition option

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4. ADD EXTRA COATINGS

The FT-28 lined bifocal glasses can be upgraded with special coatings such as anti-fog and anti-reflective, to improve their overall performance.

SELECT YOUR PREFERRED COATINGS TO UPGRADE YOUR prescription glasses

5. ADD YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

Now it is the time to upload or fill your prescription information. You’re done! The rest is with us. We will work on your FT-28 lined bifocal glasses and deliver to your address.

ADD YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

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Final Thoughts

Understanding your vision needs and discussing them with your eye doctor will help you determine the best time to transition to bifocals. Prioritize regular eye exams to ensure your vision remains clear and healthy.

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