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Snap up the perfect pair of sight-optimising glasses from OnBuy's vast online range of varifocal glasses. Featuring designer models from the likes of Hugo Boss, Tom Ford and Ray-Ban, as well as more affordable varifocal brands, there's a pair fit for all budgets. With a host of practical varifocal glasses available in many stylish designs and colours to suit every personality, you'll be spoilt for choice.

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About Varifocal Glasses

In a bid to take care of one of your most important senses, your eyesight, skimping on eyewear on donning the wrong kind of glasses can make life far more difficult than it needs to be. Thanks to OnBuy's impressive online selection of varifocal glasses from sought-after premium brands like Hugo Boss and Gucci, you're sure to discover the perfect pair to complement your personality while also dramatically improving your eyesight when worn.

What are varifocal glasses used for?

Considered to be one of the most effective lens types, varifocal glasses are often prescribed to those who have both short and long sightedness. Also referred to as Myopia and Hyperopia, these eyesight conditions affect the eye's ability to effectively focus at various distances. However, a pair of varifocal glasses can provide multifocal correction to combat both of these conditions with ease. As such, they're ideal for using when reading as well as seeing further into the distance. A pair of varifocal glasses allows the wearer to switch between both close-range and long-range vision by utilising the two corrective powers of the lens type.

Unlike single vision lenses which either focus on short-sighted or long-sighted correction by having one specific strength across the entire lens, varifocal lenses are divided in half letting the wearer choose the appropriate part of the lens to aid their vision. By visually selecting the right 'zone', the user can seamlessly alternate between close-range and long-range vision, allowing them to focus on objects both near and far. As such, varifocal lenses are perfect for daily wear and are often regarded as the more advanced (and therefore more expensive) eyewear option when compared to standard single vision lenses.

How do bifocals differ to varifocals?

Now you know a little more about how varifocals work, how are they different to popular bifocals? Well, bifocals are used in a very similar manner to varifocals thanks to the two lens sections, so it's understandable why there might be some confusion of the exact difference. Unlike varifocals, bifocals have a distinct segment that separates the more close-range section from the section that allows your vision to reach further. However, where varifocals offer a gradual change in focal power, which changes from the bottom to the top of the lens, the noticeable separation of lens types in bifocal glasses showcases a more abrupt transition from one corrective power to another.

Ultimately, varifocals therefore offer a more pleasing experience both in terms of the user-friendly design and aesthetically-appealing external appearance than bifocals which feature an interrupting division between the two sections in one lens. So, if you're willing to splash the cash and desire only the most premium pair of glasses for your peepers then varifocal glasses are a fantastic choice. With an array of popular designers to choose from and explore, you won't be short of practical and stylish eyewear options at OnBuy.

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