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Prescription (RX) Single Vision or Varifocal

Single Vision Lenses

This is simply where the power of the correction is the same for the whole lens

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Varifocal Lenses

A lens where the prescription varies from top to bottom to cater for distance, intermediate and near vision.

As we reach our forties or fifties we often find that our arms have become too short to allow us to read easily. If you recognise this, a trip to your optician will tell you that you have presbyopia, which, sadly, is a term meaning old age vision and which seems to happen disappointingly early in life. The lenses in your eyes aren’t as flexible as they were and so now you will end up with two prescriptions, one for distance and another for near vision.

A varifocal or progressive lens design is one which blends these prescriptions into the same lens. Our pupils move downwards and inwards as our gaze moves from distance to reading, following a path called a corridor and the idea is that the blended lens gives a smooth transition from distance, through intermediate to near distances.

If you’d like to talk to us about prescription eyewear we’re always very happy to answer your questions and offer advice. It’s easy, just call us we’re a friendly bunch, or you can contact via email or the website.

Up To Date Prescription

You Will Need an Up To Date Prescription

Your optician will provide you with an up to date prescription and will be able to advise you as to whether they recommend single vision or varifocal lenses.

Over time your prescription will probably change and your lenses will need to be updated to maintain crisp, clear vision.

It’s worth knowing that, if it’s still in good condition, we can re-glaze your original Bigatmo frame with your latest prescription.

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