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What Are Trifocal Lenses?

 

Eyeglasses & Lenses – Aspen Eye Care

Trifocal lenses correct vision to allow you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances. Near vision refers to the ability to clearly see objects like a book or phone screen about 14 inches from the eyes. Intermediate vision is used to see objects that are 18 to 24 inches away, such as a computer screen or car dashboard. Distance vision refers to the eyesight needed to view objects beyond an arm’s length. You rely on good distance vision when driving, playing sports, or watching TV.

For those who need vision correction to see all three distances clearly, speak with Dr. Aleem Bandali to determine whether trifocals can help.

Trifocal Glasses

Standard trifocal glasses are separated into three distinct sections, each one correcting a different type of vision, with a fine line demarcating each section. The top section corrects distance vision, the middle section corrects intermediate vision, and the bottom section corrects near vision. This allows you to see clearly at all distances just by shifting your focus to a different part of the lens.

Progressive trifocal glasses work the same way as standard trifocals, but don’t have the two distinct lines separating each section. Some patients report that progressive trifocals provide a smoother transition between visual zones.

Who Could Benefit From Trifocals?

Trifocals are popular among those with presbyopia, age-related farsightedness that makes it difficult to focus on near objects. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and generally starts once a person turns 40 or 50. Trifocal lenses conveniently offer clear distance vision while eliminating the need to switch to different glasses when performing intermediate or up-close tasks.

Schedule Your Next Eye Exam

Whether you need trifocals, bifocals, or standard prescription eyeglasses, Aspen Eye Care can offer you the best in vision correction with a wide array of frames to choose from. To schedule your next eye exam or if you have any further questions, call us today.

The Ultimate Halloween Costume

Tips on how to choose the best decorative color contact lenses

Not just for Halloween, color contacts transform any so-so costume or outfit into a truly eye-catching ensemble. Add a pair of bloodshot eyes to your ragged zombie garb or match your eyes to your favorite turquoise shirt. Do you see 20/20? Don’t worry, even if you don’t require vision correction, you can still wear decorative color contacts to change your look.

However, even if you don’t require prescription lenses – remember you still need a vision prescription to buy fashion contacts. Visit our Sherwood Park eye doctor at Aspen Eye Care for an eye exam to rule out any preexisting conditions that may interfere with your comfort and eye health when wearing contact lenses. We’ll evaluate your vision and ocular condition, and measure your eyes to prescribe costume contacts with a perfect fit.

Color contacts can be pretty, but they’re not cosmetics

Costume contact lenses, even the ones you only plan to wear on Halloween, are actually categorized as a medical device by the FDA. Contrary to what many people think, fashion lenses are not an over-the-counter item and require a prescription for purchase. All of the online USA vendors and local beauty shops that sell decorative contact lenses without a prescription are illegal. To buy color contacts safely and from an FDA-approved source, visit your eye doctor for a certified prescription.

A prescription ensures a proper fit

Contacts that don’t fit properly can lead to painful vision and even eye injury. To prescribe the ideal contact lenses for you, our Sherwood Park optometrist will measure each eye. We’ll also assess your tear film to make sure your eyes have sufficient natural moisture. Your valid prescription will include a brand-name, your contact lens measurements, lens powers (if needed), and an expiration date.

When you simply insert decorative color contacts for Halloween or any other occasion without visiting an eye doctor first, you are increasing your risk of problems, such as red eyes, a corneal scratch, swelling, or infection. To help keep your vision healthy for as long as possible, visit a qualified eye doctor for a personalized prescription.

Fashion contacts need care

Just like your regular clothing, Halloween costume, and standard contact lenses – decorative color contacts also need to be cared for and handled properly! When our Sherwood Park eye doctor fits you with fashion lenses, we’ll provide clear instructions on how to clean and store your new eyewear. Our optometry staff will also recommend the best disinfectants, eye drops, and solutions to use for your eye health. Neglecting to use the correct solutions can lead to infections.

Looking for decorative color contacts? Visit a professional eye doctor near you for an eye exam and precise contact lenses fitting!

At Aspen Eye Care, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 587-400-2101 or book an appointment online to see one of our Sherwood Park eye doctors.

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