How Do Adjustable Lens Eyeglasses Work?
How Do Adjustable Lens Eyeglasses Work?
Once you've come to terms with the fact that your vision has started to change as you've gotten older, you're likely ready to turn your attention towards a viable solution that will cut right to the heart of your issue.
Before you assume that you can get away with heading down to the pharmacy and buying a cheap pair of reading glasses, you might want to think again. Corrective vision technology has come a very long way in a short amount of time and adjustable lens eyeglasses may be the single best example of that fact currently available.
But what are adjustable lens eyeglasses? How do they work? What, specifically, will they do for you that other options can't? Thankfully, the answers to all of these questions - and more - are as straightforward as you had hoped they would be.
The Power of Adjustable Lens Eyeglasses: Breaking Things Down
Before you can get a better idea of just how adjustable lens eyeglasses actually work, you must first have an understanding of the other types of reading glasses that they were designed to act as an alternative to.
A term that you may have heard in the past is "progressive lenses," which actually describes a few different types of reading glasses that are available. The first of those - and arguably the most common - are bifocals. As the name suggests, bifocal lenses have essentially been split into two distinct portions, offering different strengths depending on what you're trying to look at and what needs to happen to your eye in order to bring that subject into focus.
So if you needed to see something that was physically far away from where you were sitting, like a television set, you would need to look through the top part of the lens. If you wanted to switch to something that was close to you, like the page in a book, you would look through the lower part of the lens.
Trifocals take the same basic concept to another level by, as the name suggests, splitting that lens into three distinct portions. In addition to offering corrective properties for subjects that are A) close to you, and B) far away from you, there is now a third option: objects that are in the middle ground or "middle distance."
These options get the job done for a lot of people - more or less - but they do have their limitations. Chief among those is the fact that correcting your vision with bifocals or trifocals requires some pretty unnatural eye motions. Not only do you have to know what you're looking at, but you also need to change HOW you're looking at it depending on where it's actually located.
Adjustable lens eyeglasses, on the other hand, are a totally different concept altogether. Options like our own UZOOM adjustable lens eyeglasses work thanks to the power of Alvarez Dual Lens Technology. Pioneered with vision professionals with decades of experience under their belts, this describes an innovative type of lens technology that offers not one but two lenses, essentially sitting on top of one another. Each lens has a different strength and they slide across each other into various positions depending on what you're trying to accomplish in the moment.
The position of these two lenses in relation to one another is what determines the clarity level you get to enjoy. It's this one simple-yet-powerful innovation that allows someone to own just a single pair of UZOOM glasses to continue to live their life without compromises, instead of being forced to purchase multiple pairs of progressive lenses with different strengths (that you constantly have to carry with you or worry about losing).
Thanks to Alvarez Dual Lens Technology, the process of actively utilizing a pair of adjustable lens eyeglasses like UZOOM couldn't be more straightforward. Once you're wearing the glasses themselves, all you have to do is:
- Gently turn the dials on each side of the glasses all the way forward. This will essentially "fine tune" the focus in each lens for the maximum possible level of clarity, giving you a solid foundation from which to start from.
- Close one eye, or cover it with your hand. Then, slowly turn the dial on the opposite lens down until the subject you're trying to focus on becomes clear.
- Close the other eye, or cover it with your hand. Repeat the process by turning the dial on the opposite lens until your vision is as clear as you need it to be.
It's literally that simple. Not only can the entire process be completed in seconds, but adjustable lens eyeglasses like these are also the perfect option for people who may have one eye that is stronger than the other or who are experiencing similar types of visual issues.
None of this is to say that progressive lenses or similar options are "bad," necessarily. They work well for a lot of people every single day and absolutely nobody should take that away from them. It's just that, when it comes to long-term relief and a personalized level of clarity, it's hard to top the wide range of benefits (not to mention the ease of use) that only adjustable lens eyeglasses can provide.
Adlens: Because Who Said Adjustable Lens Eyeglasses Had to Be Difficult?
At Adlens, we understand that as we age our vision changes and our ability to focus up close gets worse, it’s just a fact of life. But we also believe that this isn't something that should get you down. You don't have to give up all of your favorite hobbies and activities and you don't have to let the problem get worse without finally taking steps to do something about it. Thanks to our UZOOM adjustable lens eyeglasses, you finally have the solution you need to return that critical clarity to your life - in more ways than one.
If you're still curious about whether or not adjustable lens glasses are right for you, we absolutely encourage you to make an appointment with your eye care professional so that you can sit down and discuss the matter further. If you're interested in learning more about our own UZOOM glasses or our brand new line of Adapt Multi-task readers, or if you have any additional questions that you'd like to see answered, please don't delay - visit www.Adlens.com today.