Our eyes exhibit a decline in performance as we age. Fortunately, most of these age-related eye changes are perfectly normal and don’t indicate any sort of disease. However, you should be aware that you will need to adjust if you want to maintain clear vision as you grow older. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care can prescribe eyeglasses that will correct your vision. Today, we will talk about these eyeglasses and explain the different available options for patients.
Bifocal lenses have been around for centuries. Benjamin Franklin first made them by cutting two lenses in half and gluing them together. Modern bifocal lenses are similar because they are still made of two parts. The top part of the lens helps you view things at a distance. The bottom part helps you view things close up. The bottom segment of the lens can either look like a narrow rectangular area or a half-moon. It can also take up the full half of the lens.
Trifocal lenses were created to correct the intermediate zone of vision. Unlike bifocal lenses, trifocals have a second small lens segment above the area used to correct near vision. The intermediate zone of vision refers to the area that’s about 18-24 inches away from the face. As an eyeglasses and contact lenses expert, we recommend trifocals for patients who use computers or drive regularly because a car’s instrument panel and a PC monitor are typically located in the intermediate zone.
Unlike bifocals and trifocals, progressive lenses have no visible lines on the lens. Progressive lenses offer a smooth transition between near, intermediate and distance vision. They also provide vision correction for all of the in-between zones because the power of the lens changes smoothly from the bottom to the top. This lens type can also ease eye strain as its vision correction feels more natural.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care can also provide treatments for eye conditions like glaucoma and we can also assist with LASIK management. Our practice is patient-focused, which means that we always serve our patients in a courteous, kind and professional manner. In addition, our eye clinic is modern, comfortable and pleasant. Call us at (757) 772-0086 to request an appointment. We serve patients in Norfolk, VA, and nearby areas.