New to Bifocals? Here's Some FAQs About Bifocal Sunglasses
If you’re struggling with seeing things up-close, but can still see faraway objects fairly easily, you are probably in need of bifocals. The term “bifocals” is used for lenses that possess two focal points. A thin line divides these lenses horizontally; the top half doesn’t have any power, while the bottom half boasts a suitable reading power.
Buying bifocals is not always an easy task, particularly if you are buying them for the first time. To make the process a bit simpler for you and to ensure that you get a pair of bifocals matching your individual needs, below are some answers to two of the most frequently asked questions.
Do bifocal lenses have any power on the top of the lens?
No. The top half of bifocals is always powerless; however, they are marked and sold based on their power level at the bottom of the lens. The top/powerless part of the lens helps the user to focus on things far away in the distance when performing activities like cooking, watching TV, driving, etc. The bottom part of a bifocal lens possesses the user’s reading power. This part of the lens allows him or her to see up-close when doing things like checking out a map, sewing, reading through a book, etc.
What are bifocal sunglasses?
Bifocal sunglasses are great to use when taking part in outdoor activities on a bright sunny day. Like regular bifocals, these lenses feature your reading power on the bottom-half of the lens and no power on the top-half. You’ll be able to use the bottom half of these lenses for seeing speedometers while driving, reading compasses while hiking, or writing on scorecards while golfing.
One of the top styles in this collection are the Maverick bifocal sunglasses (shown below). The AR coated lenses of these aviators offer maximum protection against the harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. Available in gunmetal and brown in half-powers ranging from +1.00 to +3.00.
Find your reading power with our Reading Eye Chart Printout. Be sure to follow the instructions closely to avoid any discrepancies. You can also talk to your eye doctor about which bifocal and reader power is best for your vision requirements.
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