Bifocals are special lenses for people with an oval face. They make you look more angular and slimmer, which is why so many celebrities wear them. Bifocals are also useful if you have a long nose. When you wear bifocal lenses, the top half of your field of vision remains sharp while the bottom half gets blurred. Finding the perfect pair can be tricky, though.
Many eyeglass brands don't make bifocal lenses that are compatible with an oval face. And if they do, they usually aren't affordable enough for most people. Luckily, there are affordable options available on the market today. We'll show you how to find the right pair at a reasonable price:
Try on Conventional Rx Glasses First
Before you consider trying on bifocals, make sure you can wear both Rx and non-Rx glasses. If you have trouble wearing Rx lenses, you may have trouble wearing bifocals, too. First, try on whatever glasses you currently wear. Are you comfortable in them? Does it feel natural to you? If you're not happy with your Rx glasses, you won't be happy wearing bifocals.
Next, try on bifocals that are similar to those you wear currently. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you think about the way the bifocals make you look? If you don't feel comfortable in your current Rx glasses, you won't feel comfortable wearing someone else's bifocals, either.
Shop for Bifocals Based on Your Characteristics
When choosing bifocals, it's important to select the right pair based on your facial characteristics. First, you want to choose a pair that has a focal length that's close to your eyes' natural focal length. You don't want the glasses to make you look longer or narrower.
Next, you should choose a pair that's oversized in the top half and slightly oversized in the bottom half. You want the top half of your field of vision to be clear but the bottom half to look blurry.
Finally, you want the bifocals to have a high prescription. High prescriptions make you look more angular and thinner. Unfortunately, most bifocal brands don't offer a lens technology that's compatible with an oval face. If they do, they usually don't make them affordable enough for most people. Fortunately, there are affordable options available on the market today. We'll show you how to find the right pair at a reasonable price.
Examine the Lens Technology
When you shop for bifocals, you'll see a lot of different lens technologies. Some are better than others for an oval face, but most aren't compatible with your face shape. You can tell which technologies are good for an oval face by looking at the lens refraction. This is the amount of light that enters the lens once it's in your eyes.
If the technology is badly designed, it will cause more light to enter your eyes and make you look wider. If it has a low lens index, it won't offer enough protection for your eyes. If the bifocal lens technology has a high lens index, it will provide good protection for your eyes. You'll still see a little blur, but it won't be as exaggerated.
Once you've found the perfect pair of bifocal lenses, you'll still have to deal with your eyeglasses' fitting issues. Bifocals often don't fit properly because they'll never completely expand the distance between your nose and the lens. That's why it's important to find the right pair at a reasonable price. If you do, you'll be able to enjoy your new look without any fitting issues. And as any person with an oval face knows, that's a huge win.