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ggmarion Wed 28-Mar-18 14:03:56

I have been wearing varifocal glasses for a number of years with occasional use of contact lenses. Is it reasonable to ask for one lense distance and one reading when replacing my glasses (same as prescription for contact lenses)? I don't have any bother with stairs, kerb etc. when wearing contact lenses.

silverlining48 Wed 28-Mar-18 14:15:22

I have heard it’s possible and works well. Good luck

BBbevan Wed 28-Mar-18 16:26:06

My glasses are all one lense distance , one near. That was recommended by my optometrist many years ago. I have no trouble at all.

humptydumpty Wed 28-Mar-18 16:38:54

I don't quite understand this - is this bifocal glasses lenses?

ggmarion Wed 28-Mar-18 17:33:47

Humptydumpty, it is (in my case) right for reading and left for distance. Seems to work well for contact lenses. I told my optometrist about the problem with stairs etc. but she didn't suggest switching. Probably because there is more profit in varifocals, not to mention all the add ons.

mcem Wed 28-Mar-18 18:22:46

Bifocals are the older version where there is a distinct line between the upper distance lens and the lower reading part.
With varifocals the upper part merges into the lower with no obvious line.