29 Buckland Street
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 646-6655
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Bifocals
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Trifocals
bifocals and trifocals
 
If you suffer from diminished ability to naturally focus your eyes, lined or round multifocal eyeglass lenses (bifocal and trifocals) containing two or more distinct lens powers may help you see more efficiently at multiple distances. However, you should see our eye doctor to diagnosis the cause of your diminished ability so we may ascertain the correct reason and solution for any visual impairment.

"Bifocal" means "two focuses"... literally. Multifocals are eyeglass lenses that enable you to see clearly at two different distinct distances while only using one lens. Benjamin Franklin has been credited with inventing the first bifocal lens by cutting two lenses in half from two different lens prescriptions and gluing them together. The top half was used to see greater distances while the lower half assisted greatly with viewing objects and text within arm's reach.

Bifocal glasses are used for many reasons, but the most common reason is Presbyopia. Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the crystalline lens within the eye looses its flexibility thus hampering the ability to focus. One may need a multifocal lens simply due to age. On an average, once you hit 40 you may became a good candidate for these lenses, although you may require multifocal lenses at a much earlier or later age and for other reasons as well. Always get your eyes checked for vision and eye health reasons.
 
Flat-top 28 - Flat-top-35, Executive Bifocal, 7x28 Trifocal, 8x35 Trifocal, Executive Trifocal, double D and Golf
 
 Flat Top 28 or D-28 
 
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 Flat Top 35 or D-35
 
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Flat Top 7x28
 
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Flat Top 8x35
 
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Executive Bifocal
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Executive Trifocal
 
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Double D Trifocals
 
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Golf Bifocal
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There are more "lined" or "round" (Kryptok) styles, but the above types have proven to be the most popular segmented multifocal lenses.
 
 
 
 
New England Eyecare - Manchester 29 Buckland Street Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: (860) 646-6655 Fax: (860) 647-7872

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