As much as you may not like it, by the time you are in your mid forties or just beyond you may need a decent pair of bifocal reading glasses to help you read small print. But what happens when you want or need to read outdoors in the bright sunlight. Whether you are reading in the back yard or using your cell phone while outdoors you may need both sunglasses and bifocals. That’s where bifocal sunglasses come into play, or if you want to retain a younger more stylish look you may opt for no line bifocal sunglasses.
No line bifocal sunglasses also known as progressive lens sunglasses provide the dual functionality of sunglasses and bifocals in the same lens. The added benefit with no line bifocal sunglasses is that they just look like regular sunglasses with no visible bifocal line in the lens. No one needs to know you’re wearing bifocals. Continue reading
Noticing any deterioration in your vision can be scary. We’re lucky today to have so many great options for improving our vision, but what works best for one person may not work best for another. You may need to look at a few bifocal reading glasses to find the best fit for you.
First you may want to decide if you want traditional bifocal glasses with the noticeable lines in the lens clearly showing where the bifocal lens begins, or you may want to try no line bifocals so not everyone knows you’re wearing bifocal glasses. Innovations in lenses have brought us progressive lenses but these innovations have also made them lighter and offered additional properties including scratch resistant or anti-reflective coatings to protect the lenses and improve your vision. Continue reading
Bifocals bear Benjamin Franklin’s name because he is believed to be the first person to wear a lens that allowed for both distance and close-up focus. There may have been others who were also thinking about the issue of needing a bifocal lens, but it is generally believed that Benjamin Franklin was the first person to create and wear them.
As part of the aging process, our vision begins to change. It happens to all of us. At some point it becomes more and more difficult to see things close up and further away. Before long bifocals become part of our vocabulary. Bifocal glasses have come a long way since being invented by Benjamin Franklin. Let’s take a look at where bifocal glasses came from and what we’re able to do with them now. Continue reading
Whether as a result of aging or a result of our genetics, at some point many of us will require bifocal reading glasses. And once we have those dazzling spectacles, it is important that we keep our bifocal reading glasses clean and well-maintained to ensure clarity in our daily lives.
I hope these relatively simple, common sense ideas will help you make the most of your bifocal reading glasses. Once you have the right pair of bifocals, you will cherish them for many years to come. They will become a part of your identity and bring greater clarity to your day-to-day life. Continue reading
Too many people have a stereotype about bifocal reading glasses; they envision thick-lensed, over-sized caricatures of reading glasses and rarely imagine sleek, stylish rimless bifocals. Surprisingly, you can actually find a wide variety of stylish bifocal glasses these days. Among them are the rimless eyeglasses.
There are several types of rimless glasses from which to choose. This variety manifests itself both in style and in function. Semi-rimless (half-rimless) and three-piece rimless glasses have become more commonplace. They distinguish themselves from normal reading glasses by frames which do not entirely encircle the lenses. In fact, the three-piece rimless eyeglass features no frame about the lens at all, with the temples and bridge anchored right on the lens.
Glasses with a semi-rimless design will feature a frame which only encircles a portion of the frame (usually the top). The semi-rimless eyeglass was introduced back in the 1930s. At that time frame builders screwed the lens directly to the frame front. Today most semi-rimless eyeglasses have the lenses secured within the frame with strong nylon wire. Continue reading
Welcome to Bifocal Reading Glasses!
Yes, this site will be all about a specific breed of spectacles those of us in our wiser years enjoy balancing on the end of our nose while we enjoy our literature.
Today you can enjoy some cool developments, such as bifocal reading glasses without that distracting line in your view.
Yes, my site’s new and not terribly substantial just yet, but hopefully you’ll return soon as I build out information on this oddly romantic and still functional top Continue reading