At French Optical, we know the importance of having glasses that you love to wear. Our bifocal lenses fit the latest stylish frames while making sure you have the lenses you need. Our eye doctor will assess your condition before helping you select a pair of glasses that suit your medical needs, lifestyle, and personal fashion preferences. We also provide free eye exams for patients who purchase a complete pair of frames and lenses.
What Are Bifocal Lenses?
Bifocal lenses are for people who are both nearsighted and farsighted. You can think about bifocal lenses as having two separate lens prescriptions in a single lens. They allow people with complex vision issues to see and read clearly at any distance. It's very common for individuals to start requiring bifocal lenses around age 40.
Who Should Wear Bifocal Lenses?
Our eye doctor will be able to determine if bifocal lenses are right for you. Bifocal lenses are ideal for individuals with more complex vision needs. This can be for individuals over the age of 40, people who are both near and farsighted, as well as people with other needs. It's even common for bifocal lenses to be prescribed for children who have complicated vision needs. Bifocal lenses can help reduce strain while improving eyesight.
Bifocal Lenses vs Progressive Lenses
With the invention of progressive lenses, many people believe that bifocal lenses are outdated. However, this is a misconception. There are still plenty of uses for bifocal lenses. For starters, bifocal lenses are much more affordable. They have a simple design which makes them easy to manufacture. This keeps the cost of a good pair of bifocals affordable. Bifocal lenses are also much easier to learn. While it still takes time to adjust to wearing bifocal lenses, the adjustment period is significantly shorter than the one associated with progressive lenses. Our eye doctor will help you determine the type of lenses that will work best for you.
We’re based in New York, NY and that means we know fashion. We can help you not only get the right prescription for your vision but also find frames that complement your style.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in New York, NY
If you are looking for bifocal lenses in New York, NY, the optometry professionals at French Optical are ready to assist you. Call us today at (212) 868-3310 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. Don’t forget to ask about our free eye exam with a purchase of a complete pair of frames and lenses.