How To Get Used To Varifocals

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Is it easy to get used to varifocal glasses?

With varifocal lenses, the lens strength gradually increases from the top of the lens to the bottom. In contrast to bifocals, varifocals offer a progressive change in lens strength from top to bottom of the lens.

Varifocals are more visually appealing because there is no dividing line, and multiple pairs of glasses are not necessary.

The way you look through varifocals depends on what you wish to see. The best focus is achieved by looking through the bottom of the lens when you are looking into the distance. As you begin to see something closer, you should gradually lower your eyes so that the object remains in focus. If you wish to focus on a close-up object, you should use the bottom of the lens.

It is not uncommon for you to encounter a few problems as you adjust to your varifocal glasses. These are completely normal and will disappear as soon as you become accustomed to using them.

Frequently encountered problems with varifocal glasses

When persons wear varifocal glasses, one of their greatest problems is that they are unable to focus on the important things in front of them. This results in headaches, dizziness, and headache symptoms when performing tasks requiring quick changes in near and middle distance focus, such as climbing the stairs.

People sometimes experience a “swimming” sensation while walking, which is caused by being very conscious of the distortions in their peripheral vision and the reading portion at the lower portion of their lenses.

This condition should be avoided by keeping your gaze upward as you walk. Soft focus may also be experienced at the lens edges and you should move your head more to see near objects clearly.

Do varifocal glasses take a long time to get used to?

The process of getting used to new glasses is the same regardless of whether you are buying a pair of spectacles or not. Some people can get used to new glasses in as little as a few days, while others can take up to two weeks to adjust.

When you first put your glasses on, it is perfectly normal to only be able to see the frame rim of your glasses. This is because your brain’s visual center needs some time to adapt to the new, greatly improved visual environment.

You need to allow your brain time to adjust to your new view of the world if you have been prescribed lenses that are different from what you have previously worn, such as varifocal lenses. This process varies by individual, but most people get used to varifocal glasses after two weeks, and that is why it is so essential that you continue to wear your varifocal glasses consistently so that your eyes can become accustomed to them.

Advice on varifocal glasses

Here are three tips for adjusting to varifocal glasses.

1. Do not give up!

In order to become comfortable with wearing varifocals, it is important to wear them consistently and allow your brain to become accustomed to them over time. Allow yourself enough time to adapt.

2. Change your routine from time to time

As people become accustomed to varifocal lenses, they often trip and fall due to the lack of attention they pay to where they are going. When we go through our daily routine, we don’t pay attention to where we are going.

The downside is that while you are getting accustomed to your new lenses, your peripheral vision may be compromised. This may result in people tripping over their own doorstep when they normally would not.

Changing your routine will keep your brain active and prevent you from tripping up. Take a different route to work or around the shops.

3. Seek advice

You should not be afraid to ask for assistance if you are having difficulty. Ask your friends and family who also wear varifocal glasses for advice. Talk to your optician. We are dedicated to providing you with the vision and satisfaction that you require from your varifocals.

In 98% of cases, varifocal glasses users adjust to their new glasses without difficulty

It takes practice and patience for your brain and eye to adapt to varifocal glasses. If you’re experiencing presbyopia and are looking for advice on varifocal glasses, visit your local Eyesite branch today.