Should I get progressive lenses or bifocals?
The decision of whether to get progressive lenses or bifocal lenses depends on your individual needs and preferences. Both types of lenses can correct presbyopia, which is the age-related loss of the ability to focus on objects up close.
Bifocal lenses have two distinct prescription strengths in one lens, with a visible line separating the distance and reading portions. Bifocals can provide clear vision for both distance and near objects, but they can also cause some visual disruptions and take some time to get used to.
Progressive lenses, also known as no-line bifocals, provide a more seamless transition between distance and near prescriptions, with no visible line separating the two. They offer a more natural visual experience and are less noticeable to others, but they can take longer to get used to and may cause some visual distortions at the edges of the lenses.
Ultimately, the best type of lens for you will depend on your visual needs, lifestyle, and personal preference. It is recommended to discuss your options with an eye care professional, who can help you determine which type of lens is best for your individual needs.