Opticians Liverpool Street London: Eye Contact , Unit 2, The Arcade, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PN - (t) 0207 626 7232.
Eye Contact Opticians, Liverpool Street, London

Presbyopia

Progressive lenses / Varifocals

Varifocals or progressive lenses allow the user to see objects at all distances. They are made up of three main areas, distance, intermediate and near vision, blended into one lens.

Complete correction for Presbyopia

Around the age of 40 plus, our near vision normally needs correcting, as it deteriorates. If you have to focus on different screens in your office, such as a trading environment, or between your computer screen and documents on your desk, the double deterioration makes it uncomfortable to work. If you already have a prescription, a progressive lens is used to correct your far and near vision in one.

How do they work?

The lenses are positioned so that when you look straight ahead, you automatically look through the distance portion of the lens. To read, the gaze is lowered as normal, and your eyes will then automatically look through the reading zone. To look at something at arms length, you simply raise or lower your head slightly until the object comes into focus.

Giving you confidence

Because varifocals provide a greater range of correction than single vision lenses, they take some getting used to. We have an extremely high success rate in fitting patients with varifocal lenses and take special concern that we are always available to provide advice to patients who are new to varifocal lenses.

Contact us to discuss whether progressive lenses / varifocals will help improve your visual comfort