Once we reach a certain age, our eyes start to change, and it gets trickier for our eyes to quickly adapt between different viewing situations. That’s where varifocals come in. Varifocal lenses allow you to see at any distance, because they have different sections for viewing close up, far away and everything in between.
But which varifocals are right for you? At Specsavers, we have a range of varifocal lenses to suit your lifestyle, including our new lenses at £189: SuperDigital, SuperDrive and Near and Far lenses.
Varifocals have three zones for near, intermediate and far vision. Unlike traditional varifocals, the near vision zone in SuperDigital lenses is designed to cater to the way we hold our phones. This is because we hold our phones at a closer, higher position that can be difficult to adjust to.
With SuperDigital varifocals, you can switch between the paper, your phone or tablet, and checking the clock with an easier, more natural transition.
As well as all this, SuperDigital varifocals also include our UltraClear SuperClean treatment to help to reduce the effects of screen glare.
Our new SuperDrive varifocal lens is designed for driving. It has a super wide distance and middledistance zone, designed to give you a wide view of what’s ahead of you, as well as your dashboard, wing mirrors and satnav.
The lens also comes with our UltraClear SuperClean Smart treatment as standard, specially designed to help to reduce reflections and dazzle caused by headlights and street lighting.
Designed to suit you, these lenses are made specifically to meet your everyday requirements. Our experts can expand the near zone of vision (great for keen readers).
Or the distance vision zone (for lovers of the great outdoors) so that you can have clarity and visual comfort when you need it the most.
We have a natural lens at the front of our eyes that enables us to focus. Over time this lens loses elasticity, makes it harder to focus on things close-up and to quickly adjust between near and distant objects. Varifocals solve this by having a blend of different prescription zones in your glasses. You change your glance up to 33,000 times a day, so it’s essential that your varifocals precisely match your needs.
The top area of the lens is set for distance viewing, the middle portion is for intermediate viewing while the bottom segment is for reading and close-up viewing. The transitions are seamless and your eyes naturally adjust between the zones to give you uninterrupted vision.
These are very clever lenses. The different prescription zones are digitally calculated and prescribed using our Digital Precision Eyecare technology, and the lenses are precision made.
Your eyes need to adapt to varifocals but for most of us this happens very quickly. The significant majority of wearers get used to them within hours and overall success rate is over 98%.