The big jump to bifocals (the evil `B` word) can often be a challenge to accept. Visions of glasses with the line in them sometimes make people feel old...
Fortunately with the advent of no-line bifocals that unwelcome pitfall can be overcome. Really what we have now are Progressive Addition Lenses (Progressives) which gradually add near power as you look down the lens. The advantages are that far, intermediate, as well as near distances are all available in one lens with a smooth transition and no lines.
There is a channel or corridor of changing power to look through. The newer generation free form digital lenses give wider useable zones and less distortion than the lower end designs. Of course the accuracy of the measurements of how the eye sits in the frame and where to set the centers is crucial to success.
We used to use a pupillometer to measure the distance between the eyes and manually dot the heights of where the pupil center must align. Now new technology has arrived that will use a computer to digitally measure those two specifications. But more importantly the computer can now measure how the frame tilts to the face, wraps relative to the head and how far the cornea is from the lens surface. Coupled with new technology lenses that allow us to use all this infomation we can now customize the lenses and get better results with progressives.
Come in and see the new SWING technology that allows us to do this. It is quite exciting