Lately, men’s bifocal reading glasses have been causing quite a stir on the optical market. People are rediscovering the multiple merits of this old product and rushing into the local drugstores to buy it. Those who have been troubled by the inconvenience of switching between different pairs of specs for different tasks for years can finally end up with a product that solves their problem once and for all. Others who had moved on to progressives, also known as no-line bifocals, and find themselves never passing the adjusting period are coming back, tolerating the disgrace of have a telltale sign of age on their faces but appreciating the real functional joy bifocal reading glasses offer. Once again, this type of specs whose origin can be traced back to one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, is experiencing its heydays all over again.
Well, just how exactly do these specs work? To answer that, you need to be aware of the fact that some of us who have vision problems aren’t just suffering from a single vision error. More often than not, two or even three refractive or accommodation problems are found in the very same persons, that is to say, he may be presbyopic, myopic and astigmatism all at the same time. For such an individual, going about simple daily businesses might turn out to be quite a torture for due to their multiple defects in their vision, they need to constantly switch between specs for different purposes to meet different vision requirements. Bifocal glasses change the whole game by blending two lenses of varing prescription powers into the same frame. With such a uniquely creative design, the wearer can look through the lower parts of lenses, which oftentimes offer short range vision correction, to see things up close and look through the upper parts to things at distance. Unlike progressive glasses which takes a quite painful adjustment to get used to, bifocal reading glasses are easy to use and trouble free to our eyes, to boot.
Many of you might have already noticed the fact that male wearers of bifocal reading glasses considerably outnumber female ones. What’s behind this fun gender difference? Well, as is explained above, bifocal glasses have two lenses blended into one frame. As a result, the vision field for each part of lenses is considerably reduced. Such effect is particularly obvious in the case of women’s bifocal specs in that frames for such specs are often smaller than those for men due to aesthetic reasons. Women’s bifocal glasses, therefore have a huge downside in terms of vision field whereas men’s bifocal reading glasses suffer from no such problem.