TIPS FOR MULTI FOCAL WEARING SUCCESS
For new and long time Multifocal wearers
✘ Book is flat on the table.
✘ Wearing your glasses too far away from your eyes.
✘ Tilting your head down when reading makes you read through the incorrect focal point you will be are looking through your distance or intermediate script rather than in your reading zone.
✔ Book is of a similar angle to your lenses not flat on a table.
✔ Glasses are in the correct position on your face.
✔ Head is held upright with your eyes looking through the BOTTOM part of your lens as that is your reading zone.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ADJUST TO MULTIFOCALS?
There is no easy answer to this question every person is different. Some people instantly adjust to wearing Multifocals while others need more time. If you are still struggling with your new Multifocal Lenses after two weeks please make an appointment with one of our staff and we will be happy to assist you.
MY INTERMEDIATE VISION IS NOT CLEAR WHEN USING MY COMPUTER.
This can happen when your computer is set up at eye level. The computer/intermediate zone is lower in the lens, if your computer is at eye level you will be looking through the distance hence unclear vision. To fix this, lower the computer or make your seat higher for better vision and comfort. Always keep in mind with a Multifocal when you are looking straight ahead that is your distance zone for watching TV and walking safely this cannot be changed; when you look down it's like a camera zoom changing the focal point from distance to near. With prescription changes or if the new frame is bigger/smaller than your last, you will need to adjust to this rezoning of the prescription into different areas of the lens. Do not switch from new to old glasses unless driving, be safe and use ones you are comfortable with, however give yourself time to adjust to your new pair. If after a period you have no success with your multifocal and it's been less than 3 months since purchase you may choose to remake them into an Office Multifocal however you will not be able to Drive watch TV or walk around wearing them as they only contain computer and near vision.
WHAT TYPE OF MULTIFOCAL LENSES DO YOU USE?
At Millennium Optical we only use Shamir Freeform Multifocal lenses for wider vision and better clarity. Our lenses are made in an Australian Lab. There are many different types of Multifocal lenses on the market if you have had issues in the past with Multifocals rest assured that you have a 3 month warranty on adapting to your lens. If you have no success with your multifocal this warranty safeguards you and means you can change into a different product; depending on your experience it maybe remaking it at no charge a to Bifocal or a Office Multifocal or if you prefer, you can further upgrade at a small cost to Intouch by Shamir . However this very rarely is the case as the Standard Freeform Multifocal Lenses we use are fantastic quality and we have thousands of happy customers successfully wearing them.
WHAT IS AN OFFICE MULTIFOCAL LENS AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A NORMAL MULTIFOCAL LENS?
Office Lenses differ from Multifocals as they are used only for computer work and reading. You can not walk around, do shopping, drive or watch TV wearing a Office Multifocal. However they are a fantastic choice if sitting at a computer all day and also give more focal zones to people that normally wear reading glasses.
I AM STRUGGLING WITH MY NEW MUTIFOCAL WHY?
If you are struggling with getting clear vision with your new multifocal it may be that you need your frame adjusted or you may need more time to allow your brain to adjust to the new prescription and/or the different size of the frame. When that is the case your focal points may be at a slightly different position to your last pair, make an appointment with one of the stores to check your multifocals are sitting correctly then give yourself time for your brain to adjust. Multifocals are a convenience nothing works as well as perfect eyesight, in the begining you need to work with the multifocal soon it will become second nature and the convenience of having a multifocal lens will kick in.