Aging eyes. Short arm syndrome. Presbyopia. The almost universal initiation into mid-life. This inability to focus up close confronts most people over 40 years old. Some estimates say over a billion people globally struggle with presbyopia. And many find it quite frustrating.
The National Eye Institute says presbyopia happens naturally as we age. Eyes become unable to focus light directly onto the retina because of a hardening of the natural lens. Aging also affects muscle fibers around the eye and make focusing on up-close objects more difficult.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to prevent or permanently correct presbyopia.
Presbyopia is especially frustrating for someone who has never worn eyeglasses or who wears contacts to avoid them. Yet, few can avoid the need for readers or “cheaters.”
For people who must frequently read while working or who often complete detailed, up-close work of some sort, putting reading glasses on and taking them off throughout the day is a hassle. And, if safety glasses are also needed, doing so is a significant safety hazard.
Fortunately, there are some terrific options in safety eyewear to accommodate those who need bifocals. These options provide a much safer and comfortable alternative to the on and off approach or trying to wear reading glasses under safety eyewear.
Bifocal Safety Eyewear
Bifocal Safety Glasses feature safety lenses with magnifiers (bifocals) molded directly into the lenses. They are perfect for those who need reading glasses but who also require the protection of safety glasses. For those requiring more comprehensive protection, Pyramex V2G Bifocal Safety Glasses/Goggles are also available.
Bifocal safety eyewear comes in multiple diopters (strengths) ranging from +1.00 to +3.00 depending on the brand and model. Various lens tints are available in bifocal safety glasses too. You can also get bifocals lenses that are polarized and anti-fog.
Also, most bifocal safety eyewear has shatterproof polycarbonate lenses, are ANSI Z87.1-2015 certified and provide 99.9% UVA-UVB protection.
Stick-On Bifocals, soft semicircles pressed onto eyewear, allow you to make almost any pair of sunglasses, safety glasses or goggles into bifocals. You can easily apply them with water and can customize them by trimming the curved part too. When dry, they stay firmly bonded even in wet conditions. Yet, you can remove and reinstall them onto other eyewear if desired.
Stick-on bifocals offer a great solution to expensive prescription sunglasses. They also prevent having to buy new safety eyewear when eyes seem to suddenly change at midlife.
Fashionable Bifocal Vision
Bifocal Safety Glasses remove the need to compromise between safety and fashion. No need to constantly change eyewear or compromise on vision quality either. You can achieve even more style options by adding Stick-On Bifocals to your existing safety glasses. This opens up your fashion options even more.
No longer do midlifers or anyone requiring bifocals plus safety eyewear need to feel frustrated over limited options. Instead, embrace your wise eyes with safety eyewear that can help you do whatever you want to do — at work, at home or at play — better and safer than ever before.