BiFocals

What are they?

BiFocals are eyeglass lenses with two distinct optical powers. Bifocals are commonly prescribed to people with presbyopia who also require a correction for myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism.

What’s their history?

Original bifocals were designed with convex lenses (for close viewing) in the lower part of the frame and the least convex lenses (made for seeing objects that are far away) on the upper half of the lens. Up until the start of the 20th century, two separate lenses were cut in half and then jointed in the rim of the frame. The mounting of two half lenses into a single frame led to a number of early complications and left such lenses extremely fragile. A methodical way for fusing the sections of the lenses together was developed by Louis de Wecker, at the end of the 19th century, and then patented by John L. Borsch Jr. in 1908. Today most bifocals are created by molding a reading segment into a primary lens and are available with the reading segments in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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What are they?

Progressive lenses, also called multifocal lenses, or BiFocals with no line in the middle, are corrective lenses used in eyeglasses to correct presbyopia and other disorders of accommodation. They are characterised by a gradient of increasing lens power, added to the wearer’s correction for the other refractive errors. The gradient starts at the wearer’s distance prescription at the top of the lens and reaches a maximum addition power, or the full reading addition, at the bottom of the lens.

What’s their history?

The first patent for a PAL was British Patent 15,735, granted to Owen Aves with a 1907 priority date. This patent included the manufacturing process and design which was however never commercialized.

The Carl Zeiss AG & Varilux lenses were the first PAL of modern design. Bernard Maitenaz, patented Varilux in 1953, and the product was introduced in 1959 by Société des Lunetiers (now Essilor). The first Varilux lenses’ surface structure was however still close to a bifocal lens, with an upper, aberration-free half of the surface for far vision and a rather large “segment” for clear near vision. The breakthrough in user adaptation and comfort, as well as peripheral and dynamic vision however occurred in 1972 with the introduction of Varilux 2, for which Maitenaz created a totally aspheric design and manufacturing process. Carl Zeiss AG developed freeform technology in 1983 with its own patented progressive series Gradal HS.

Tri-Focals

What are they?

Trifocals are eyeglasses with lenses that have three regions which correct for distance, intermediate, and near vision.

What’s their history?

John Isaac Hawkins developed the trifocal lens in 1827. Trifocals are mostly used by people with advanced presbyopia who have been prescribed 2 diopters or more of reading addition. Trifocals are mostly used by people with advanced presbyopia who have been prescribed 2 diopters or more of reading addition.

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  • The Bay Centre
    210-1150 Douglas Street,
    Victoria, B.C, V8W 3M9

  • (250)590-7255


  • Westshore Town Centre
    108-2945 Jacklin Road,
    Victoria, B.C, V9B 5E3

  • (250)474-8368


  • info@opti-canada.com

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Sunday 11:00 – 5:00

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Our Premium Multifocal Lenses Include:

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  • Up to 70% less side-distortion for Progressives comparing to name brands such as Zeiss, Varilux and etc.

  • 1 Year Replacement Warranty at 50% Off

  • Re-dos and re-cuts free of charge in case you can’t adapt easily

  • Anti-glare, Anti-scratch and blue light blocking coatings

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I’ve switched to progressive glasses since 2017. Opticanada helped me get adjusted to them by re-doing my lense 3 times, and completely free of charge! These lenses have eliminated the need for having 2 separate glasses at all times.

Johanna Butler, Patient Since 2017

I have been wearing BiFocals since 2016. Opticanada is the first place that was able to ge me the correct set of multifocal because I had not been able to get used to them prior to my experience here!

Ali S., Patient Since 2016

I wear progressives and I have been for the past 8 years. The reason I came to Opticanada this year is because I had been paying too much for progressives all these years. Opticanda’s lenses are Canadian-made and cost a fraction of famous lens brands while beating their quality in my opinion.

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They built two pairs of lenses for me. After several weeks I went back to them to redo because the lenses were just a little to strong. I couldn’t believe that they were willing to work with me after the amount of time had passed. They had patience and persistence on providing me with the service that they advertised. They reexamined me and gave me two new pairs of lens. THATS SERVICE! Thank you to the staff and practitioner for being courteous and professional.
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