Bifocal Sunglasses

Why bifocal sunglasses? If you’re anything like me, you love the outdoors but you grow more and more tired of swapping your glasses between outdoor activities, whether lounging by the pool with your favorite novel or tossing a Frisbee with a buddy. Squinting in the bright sun is never fun, but it becomes even more difficult when you have different prescriptions for different distances. That’s where bifocal sunglasses come in handy.

Remember that with bifocal sunglasses, you’ll likely wear them in public quite a bit more than you wore your bifocal reading glasses. And some people may be more active and thus need a more snug fit than they’d use for standard bifocals. Continue reading

Bifocal Reading Glasses

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

Benjamin Franklin Bifocals

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