This Dr Whiteboard explains what bifocal lenses are and how they work for you in your glasses.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda #HamilDrops New Track “Ben Franklin's Song” With The Decemberists Miranda said he wrote the “Decemberists-esque lyrics” with the band in mind, and they include references to Benjamin Franklin's yearly almanac and his inventions, the glass harmonica and bifocal glasses: And do you know who the fuck I am? Yeah, do you [...]
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Why was Chuck Grassley wearing two pairs of glasses? Something was different about a recent hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. More specifically, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was different. The octogenarian Iowan was wearing two pairs of eyeglasses. After three decades in Washington, Grassley [...]
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AcuFocus' Groundbreaking IC-8® Lens for Cataracts Delivers Visual ... AcuFocus is revolutionizing cataract surgery in the UK with the IC-8 lens, an advanced extended depth-of-focus IOL with small aperture technology. [...]
6 Reasons Why Ordering Glasses Online Is The Best Decision You'll Make This Holiday Season Everyone's had that stomach-churning experience of trying to purchase a new pair of glasses in a physical store. Whether it was your parent or spouse forcing you to try on every pair or the obnoxiously loud-mouthed person talking on their phone, most [...]
RT @Lena4SWCD: Donald Trump sees America through rose colored privileged glasses, with anti-black bifocal lenses.
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What the Tech: Bifocals Revamp If you use or need bifocals, you'd probably like to get rid of them forever. New technology will soon make that possible. When you hit your 40's, you may have to pick up a pair of reader glasses to see things close up, but take them off when you look at ... [...]
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Consumer Reports: Need eyeglasses? Don’t overlook this Consider them if you need glasses for distance and reading and find the split-screen of bifocals or trifocals uncomfortable. Pricier than bifocals ($105), they can take days to weeks to get accustomed to if made with CR-39 or polycarbonate lenses. [...]
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Prototype ‘omnifocal’ lenses can auto-focus on whatever you’re looking at “[They] just have to look through the glasses as they would with any glasses prior to that.” That’s something bifocal wearers would love lens makers to focus on — no pun intended. We’d recommend you temper your enthusiasm though, as there is ... [...]
Glasses that focus themselves under development As we get older, our vision changes. You may have to pick up a pair of bifocals or reading glasses to read your monthly bills or even a greeting card. Here's a new invention that will keep your vision 20-20. Two hidden optical sensors on the glasses frame ... [...]
New glasses technology could eliminate need for reading glasses If you use or need bifocals, you'd probably like to get rid of them forever. New technology will soon make that possible. When you hit your 40s, you may have to pick up a pair of reading glasses to see things close up, but take them off when you look at ... [...]
Philadelphia has always been a city of inventors. In 1888, Philadelphia-born Theophilus van Kannel invented the revolving door in order to cut down on chilly drafts that made their way into buildings. Townsend Speakman, a Philadelphia druggist, invented soda in 1807. Of course, we all know the most famous inventor of our region: Benjamin Franklin, creator of the odometer, the bifocal glasses, and the lightning rod, to name a few.Thinking up new and problem-solving ideas is in...
© robertsrob eye exam If you're shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician's office. It certainly doesn't help that vision insurance doesn't always cover glasses — and when it does, it may not cover the whole cost. Another option is to take your shopping to the internet, where you'll find a better selection and lower prices. Here are six things to know when buying glasses online. Your Prescription Status You'll...
“So I hesitate to tell you this, because the last time I gave you some news about your eyes, you wrote a column about me,” my optometrist said.I had forgotten about that column from 15 or so years ago, which had to do with the dreaded news of my needing bifocals.Advertisement“Tell me anyway,” I said.“You have the very tiniest beginning of a cataract in your left eye,” he said.Cataracts are signs of decrepitude. Cataracts form in the cloudy eyes of my 12-year-old dog. Surely I am too...