Do I have to have big frames for my varifocals?
We very often get asked this question as with a varifocal lens we do have a number of things to consider, for example your occupation or hobbies. The most important thing is the frame fit.
As varifocals are a custom lens that are tailored to your individual needs, this means that there are lots of variations that we can use to select the best varifocal for you in order to provide the best possible vision.
When varifocals were first manufactured in the late fifties, customisation was limited, however as technology and manufacturing has advanced, so have lens designs - allowing us to have more control over lens design to personalise the varifocal to your specific needs. This gives the wearer a feeling of more natural vision. This also gives us more flexibility with the size of your frame.
This flexibility in frame size therefore means fewer restrictions on frame choice. Our qualified and experienced dispensing opticians are always on hand to assist you with your selections. Some patients are discouraged by the idea of varifocals due to the idea of large frames, but this need not be the case.
If you need any further assistance please feel free to call us or visit us in practice where we would be happy to help.