What Are Varifocal Lenses?

Varifocal lenses are one of the most common types of eyeglass lenses. This type of prescription eyeglasses allows you to choose how much you want to see at any given time. Varifocal lenses are a type of lens that can also be used to correct short-sightedness, near-sightedness, or astigmatism. They’re also sometimes called progressive lenses because they can work to provide a more natural visual experience. They are ideal for people who need to be able to read the small print and then look up to see objects farther away, such as when reading a book or using a computer.

They are designed to help people with presbyopia, which is an age-related condition that affects the ability to focus on close objects. Varifocal lenses have a range of focal lengths that can be adjusted by the user, allowing them to focus on both near and far objects at the same time. This makes it easy for wearers to read or watch television without having to take off their glasses or switch between different pairs of glasses.

How Do Varifocals Work?

Varifocal lenses are a special kind of lens that can adjust their focus to suit the distance you’re looking at. It’s a little bit like having bifocals, but with one key difference: they’re not actually two separate lenses, or they are usually described as “bifocals without a line”. Varifocal lenses are made up of three main parts: a front lens, a middle lens, and a back lens. Each part is responsible for focusing light differently so that the wearer can adjust the strength of the lens depending on their needs. 

The way varifocals work is by adjusting the lens to focus light on your retina, which is located at the back of your eye. If you’re near-sighted, this means that the lens will have a larger curvature in its centre than around its edges. If you’re farsighted, it means that it’ll have a smaller curvature in its centre than around its edges.

Each time you move your head forward and back or up and down, the amount of light coming into your eye changes. This means that different parts of your eyes will be focused on different things depending on where you are looking.

The Lenses Are Split Into Three Distinct Areas

Varifocal lenses are split into three distinct areas: distance, intermediate, and reading. The lens can be adjusted to change the area of focus.

  1. Distance: The distance area is the part of your lens that allows you to see far away, such as when you’re driving or watching a movie. This portion of your lens is designed to provide optimal clarity for objects at long distances.
  2. Intermediate: The second area is the intermediate part of the lens, which allows you to see objects that are far away or close up but not both at once. This area is smaller than the distance part and is typically used for working at computers or watching movies while sitting in a chair.
  3. Near: The near area is the part of your lens that allows you to see close up, such as when reading a book or checking out an item in your refrigerator. This portion of your lens is designed to provide optimal clarity for objects at short distances so that everything in your field of vision is clear and easy to read without straining or squinting.

The Benefits of Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal lenses are an excellent choice for anyone who needs glasses for reading, computer use, or driving. They’re also a great option for those who have trouble switching between distances and want a single pair of glasses that can do it all. Varifocal lenses provide you with a wide range of benefits:

Easy To Get Used To

Varifocal lenses are also easy to get used to, because they are like wearing normal glasses, but with the added benefit of being able to focus on objects at different distances. They only require one pair of glasses instead of two, making it more convenient than wearing two pairs of glasses.

Only One Pair Of Glasses Needed

With varifocals, you don’t need multiple pairs of eyeglasses with different prescriptions in each one. Instead, you can wear just one pair of varifocal glasses that will work for all your needs.

Less Headaches And Eye Strain

Wearing multiple pairs of glasses that are different from each other can cause headaches and eye strain because it’s harder for your eyes to adjust when switching between prescriptions. However, with varifocals, there’s no need for this adjustment because everything is seen through the same lens.

How To Get Used to Varifocal Lenses

If you wear varifocals for the first time, it can take some adjusting. You may find yourself having trouble focusing on things that are close up or far away. However, there are ways that you can get used to them and feel comfortable with them on your face. Here are some tips:

  • Improve your awareness of your head position, as this has an impact on vision.
  • Always wear your glasses in full frame – varifocal lenses are set within a frame that allows the lenses to work efficiently.
  • Make a conscious effort to glance up and down through the different areas of the lens instead of shifting your gaze from left to right.
  • When you get new varifocal lenses, wear them at home in situations requiring peripheral vision so you can get used to them.
  • When you walk through doors or into rooms, move your head forward. This will allow you to use a wider area of the lens where it is stronger and clearer.
  • Don’t worry about wearing them all day long right away—take it slow!

Where To Get The Best Varifocal Lenses For You?

Varifocal lenses have been around for quite some time now, and if you need them, then you know how hard it can be to find the right ones for your eyes. You want something that will work well for you without having to spend a fortune on corrective lenses.

At Reglaze 4 U, we offer high-quality varifocal lenses at an affordable price so that everyone can enjoy better vision without the hassle or expense of constantly buying new glasses. Our lenses are made from the best materials available and designed to fit perfectly on your eye. We have even taken care of the cleaning process, so all you have to do is wear them and enjoy your new vision. 

If you want to learn more about our products or shop online, contact us at 0161 511 2461 today!