Varifocal - One lens for all functions - the closest to natural vision

A varifocal gives you all the benefits that a bifocal does, but without the visible line separating the prescriptions. It also has the added benefit of an intermediate correction in the same lens, this would be suitable for computer use. The lens starts with distance at the top, graduating down to intermediate and then reading at the bottom. Varifocals have a slight element of soft focus at the edges of the lens which is usually adapted to relatively quickly by the wearer.

At Onlookers we offer different categories of varifocals to suit the visual demands and the budget of the patients, due to newer technology, these lenses now offer wider fields of vision, more easily accessible reading areas and quicker adaptation periods than previous generations of varifocals. Our qualified Dispensing Opticians will be glad to help you decide which type of varifocal is suitable for you.

Variluc Consultant Optician Onlookers are a Varilux Consultant Optician, and a Nikon lenswear consultant.

varifocal Vision

The picture above shows a varifocal lens. Notice how the varifocal lenses help you focus on objects at all distances.

Basic varifocal Vision

Basic Varifocal
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Varifocals have a slight element of soft focus at the edges of the lens.

Better varifocals offer wider fields of vision, more easily accessible reading areas and quicker adaptation periods than more basic varifocals.

better Vision

Better Varifocal
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