If you are getting a new pair of glasses,
maybe you have thought about getting some bifocal eyewear. If you have
different glasses for both farsightedness and nearsightedness, maybe bifocals
are a better option as compared to having multiple pairs of glasses around the
house. You can use them as at least a temporary transition between your vision
if you are doing something like taking notes.
Bifocals are great if you do want to have
your distance and near vision to be separate so you don’t need to worry about
switching pairs or even taking your glasses off in between tasks.
For example, if you only need to look down
for a few minutes at a time, these are really helpful. If you need to look down
to read or type something down while in a meeting but need to mainly check the
projector or look at others, bifocals come in handy.
However, keep in mind that you may become
disoriented as bifocals can cause “image jumps.” An image jump occurs when you
are abruptly switching between your distance and near vision. This can be severely
disorientating for some people, especially if you suffer any type of motion
sickness or disorientated easily.
It can also take a while to get used to them
due to this image jump. However, this is ideal for those who have high
intensity prescriptions and need to take them off for different activities. This
can replace having pairs
Bifocals aren’t for
everyone, so try on a pair in the store and see what you think before you
decide to buy them – or get a very cheap pair and see how it works out so, if
it isn’t right for you, you won’t feel that empty space in your wallet.