Optician Q&A

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Can I wear my glasses for near and far distance?


Yes, you can.

Single vision lenses are used to correct one common eye refractive error at a time - such as myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (long-sightedness). However, for some glasses wearers, these lenses may not be sufficient because your eyes will need two prescription powers to see both near and far distance.

What you will need are bifocal or multi-focal lenses. These lenses can combine multiple prescription powers so you can see both near and far. Bifocal and multifocal lenses can also be useful for conditions such as presbyopia.