For many people, different lenses are needed for seeing at different distances. Bifocal lenses allow the wearer to look through two areas of the same lens. One area focuses on distant objects. The other is used for up close reading.
Generally the “reading” area is smaller, shaped like a sideways “D”, and can be found in the lower hemisphere of the lens. These bifocals are called lined bifocals or flat-tops. If you are focusing on distant objects, you look through the top half of the lenses. To read a book, magazine, or newspaper, you look through the lower "reading" area. The Franklin style lenses are less common these days, and are split horizontally down the middle of each lens. One thing that is challenging about using bifocals is dealing with that line between the two vision areas. Fortunately, technology advancements have developed a better type of multifocal lens, called the no-line, or progressive, lens. Ask us which lens is right for you.
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