Adjustable Magnifying Glasses for All Your Daily Needs
According to the National Eye Institute, Presbyopia is a very common type of vision disorder that actually occurs naturally (more or less) as you age. Because of this, it’s also known as the “aging eye condition.” It impacts your eye’s ability to focus on things that are up close, which itself stems from how your eye deals with the refraction of light over time.
As you begin to suffer from the effects of Presbyopia, the natural lens of your eye starts to harden. This, coupled with the fact that the muscle fibers around the lens of your eye are also less fluid than they used to be, make it hard to see close objects with the clarity you once had.
Essentially, in an absolute best case scenario, light would refract through your eye in a way that an image would appear directly on the lens. When Presbyopia sets in, the ineffective lens causes this light to instead focus behind the retina – which is where a large part of your problems moving forward are going to come from.
However, it’s equally important for you to understand that all hope is not lost. Most people over the age of 35 or 40 years old go through this process and for the vast majority of them, adjustable magnification glasses are the perfect solution to this time-honored problem. But what are adjustable magnifying glasses, why are they important, and how can they positively impact your life? Keep reading to find out more.
What Are Adjustable Magnifying Glasses?
To get a better understanding of what adjustable magnification glasses actually are, it will be helpful to compare them with another type of glasses that you’re probably familiar with – varifocal lenses.
When you put on a pair of varifocal reading glasses, you’ll immediately notice that the lens for each eye is split up into a few different parts. These are called diopters and each one has a different strength depending on what you’re trying to focus on in the moment.
So if you were trying to focus on something that was relatively close to your face, you would look through one part of the lens. If you were trying to focus on something that was farther away, you would look through another. They take a bit of getting used to – particularly for people who have never worn glasses at all before – but for most, they are a more than adequate way to get the job done.
Adjustable magnifying glasses, on the other hand, take this concept one step further. Instead of separating the lens itself into different parts, you’re essentially working with two different lenses that overlap and move depending on what you’re trying to focus on.
If you wanted to focus on something that was very close to you, you wouldn’t look through a different part of the lens. Instead, you would adjust the dial on the side of your glasses until your focus returned to the clarity you expect. If you wanted to focus on something else in the room, you would just adjust the dial again – short, sweet and to the point.
Note that both of these are a better option than a cheap pair of readers, because in that situation you would probably have to keep multiple glasses around depending on whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish in the moment. Anyone who has ever had to carry three pairs of readers on every car ride can tell you it’s not exactly a satisfying solution.
The Advantages of Adjustable Magnifying Glasses
Note that none of this is to say that varifocal lenses are somehow “bad” or “inferior” – it’s just that adjustable magnification glasses do bring with them a wide range of different benefits that you’re not going to be able to replicate through other means.
Chief among these is the fact that you really don’t have to get used to anything at all, which is part of the way solutions like Adlens’ own UZOOM adjustable focus glasses were designed like that in the first place. One moment, you’re looking at a blurry object. You raise your hand and a split second later, it’s clear. You don’t have to remember which part of the lens to look through depending on what you’re trying to focus on. It’s just blurry vision one second, crystal clear vision the next. Again, the brilliance here is in the simplicity.
Another major benefit of these types of glasses is the fact that the majority of your field of view is affected, not just one part. With something like a pair of varifocal lenses, what you’re focusing on will be clear, but you’ll still see Presbyopia symptoms in the area immediately surrounding it. Because the entire lens in a pair of adjustable magnifying glasses is intended to correct your vision, the entirety of said vision returns to normal. For many people, adjustable magnification glasses are a better option for this reason alone.
But it’s also necessary for you to know that neither adjustable magnifying glasses nor varifocal glasses are designed to replace your prescription eyewear. Varifocal techniques can be used in addition to a prescription, but adjustable magnifying glasses cannot.
But if you already know that a pair of reading glasses is all you need to live your life the way you want, it makes perfect sense to take things one step further and keep a pair of adjustable magnifying glasses by your side.
Adlens: Your Partner in Vision
At Adlens, we designed our UZOOM adjustable magnification glasses to help give you back the level of control over your own life that your vision is trying to take away from you. Forget about keeping multiple pairs of reading glasses around, each with multiple strengths, and trying to make sense of it all when all you want to do is lay around and read the newspaper. All you need is a single pair of glasses and you probably won’t even realize that you have a problem at all.
If you’d like to find out more information about whether adjustable magnifying glasses are right for you, please consult your eye care professional. If you have any additional questions about the positive impact that adjustable magnifying glasses can have on your life, please don’t delay – visit www.adlens.com today.