3 Signs You're Ready For Bifocals


Bifocals are prescription eyeglasses that enable you to have clearer vision for both close objects and objects that are far away. Many people have difficulty with both near and far-sighted vision beginning in their early forties. For others, this vision problem may come even sooner than that. If you aren't sure if you're ready yet for bifocals, a simple eye exam can help determine what type of prescription you need. Read on for signs that it may be time for bifocals. 

1. You Have A Difficult Time Seeing Up Close

If you are having issues with reading a book, or reading anything close to you, and need to hold it further away in order to see, you may need bifocals. When your near-sight begins to fade in addition to your far-sight, it's time for a dual focal lens in order to help you see. Stop swapping out your eyeglasses to help you see throughout the day and carrying around multiple eyeglasses to help you see. Instead, get bifocals and you won't have to do the continuous swap to see properly.

2. Your Vision Changes Throughout The Day

If throughout the day your vision changes, such as you can see during the day but have a hard time seeing these same things at night, it could be time for bifocals. Your vision should be consistent throughout the day, so if it's suddenly changing during the daytime/evening hours, bifocals may be able to help with this.

3. You Experience Headaches

If you are experiencing headaches throughout the day, or feel very fatigued each and every day, it may be due to your eyes straining to be able to see properly. If you can't see properly, you'll start to strain to see and experience these and other issues as well, including shoulder and neck pain or even lower back pain as well. If you have any of these issues, get to the eye doctor for an exam.

If you aren't sure if you're ready for bifocals, get to the eye doctor for an exam and a checkup. Talk to your optometrist about the eye concerns you have been experiencing and other changes in your vision. Report if your vision changes throughout the day or if you have been needing to wear reading glasses in order to see things better. If you're ready for bifocals, consider no-line bifocals to prevent any dizziness from the line and to help ease into your new way of seeing clearly.


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Visiting Your Optometrist Early

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