Varifocal Lenses Specialist
If you need both near and distance vision correction, then you are probably presbyopic – a condition which most people experience from their mid-40;s onwards. The traditional solution is to use bifocals, but these have a sudden change in focus and a visible line across the lens.
Varifocal lenses are an increasingly popular alternative. They have a gradual change in their optical power, so there is no disconcerting jump between your reading and distance vision. As a result, varifocal lenses give you better middle distance focus. They also look more attractive without the dividing lines of bifocals and these days, you aren’t restricted in frame choice. Until recently, frames had to be quite large in eye size to accommodate all the areas of focus in a varifocal lens; however, technological advances now mean that even small fashion frames are suitable for varifocal lenses. Not all varifocal lens designs are the same, as some are more suitable for driving, others are for prolonged computer use and reading and some are more suited for general use. Our dispensers will advise you on the correct choice of design to meet your needs.
At Opticare, we are VARILUX GOLD SPECIALISTS, fitting some of the finest varifocal lenses in the Essilor range, including the new S Series. The Varilux S Series is a real innovation, in terms of future lens design. We are one of the few opticians that have access to this lens design which enables our patients to benefit from this technological revolution. Measurements are taken within the practice using the latest state of the art VISIOFFICE, as seen below.
This allows us to define the head/eye pattern for each wearer, whatever their prescription.