The ophthalmologist prescribed presbyopia on your prescription. But what exactly does that mean?
You are still flex, but your eye lens is not so much.
It can start around the age of forty: suddenly you can no longer see your smartphone razor sharp. You suddenly have to hold a book or e-reader further away if you want to read what it says quickly.
The flexibility of our eye lenses decreases with age. Children are able to make their lenses so convex that they can see clearly even objects that are close by. After 40 to 45 years, our eye lens is a lot stiffer, so that we can no longer focus completely on objects close by.
The annoying result is that texts and screens become blurry at reading distance.
This is presbyopia.
When presbyopia sets in, you are often in the middle of your active life.
Right now career, sports, hobbies, travel and culture are important, and you don't want to compromise on that. And you don't have to, because elegant reading glasses won't get in the way of your activities. But there's more.
Can you get presbyopia as a nearsighted person?
As a nearsighted person, you wear glasses to see clearly what is far away. A myopic eye that gets older continues to read without problems for a little longer and therefore only suffers from presbyopia at a later age. Still, the majority of nearsighted people will also develop presbyopia over time.
When that happens, two different "abnormalities" of the eye actually need to be corrected.
So regular glasses and reading glasses? Not really practical.
How about glasses with progressive lenses? Until recently, that was the next-best solution. The correction of your 'reading field' is subtly incorporated in the glasses, so that you do not see that you are actually combining your glasses with reading glasses.
But progressive glasses also bring a lot of inconveniences.
Progressive lenses are sharpened in such a way that the bottom of the glasses is suitable for your near field of vision: for reading, cooking, crafts, ... all activities that take place approximately within reading distance. The top zone of your glasses is for seeing far away, while in the middle of the glass there is often another zone for medium distance, such as your car dashboard or bicycle GPS. Many progressive spectacle wearers need a period of adjustment – or never get used to it at all – to these differences in the field of view.
With progressive lenses, you see curvatures at the edge of your field of view. You also have to take into account that the distance to obstacles on the ground or to stairs and thresholds is more difficult to estimate - after all, that's where the reading zone of your glasses is, and it's not ideal for estimating further distances.
Especially medium-distance vision is disturbed when wearing progressive glasses. Reading the dashboard of your car or motorcycle, your computer screen, your bicycle GPS, etc. continues to feel annoying. And yet progressive lenses are the best solution. Until today.
Autofocal glasses: the bright sight of life.
MORROW developed the Autofocal glasses in collaboration with the University of Ghent, Tokai Optecs and Imec.
These ingenious glasses contain innovative technology that always provides you with an optimal field of view. You see razor-sharp in the distance and at medium distance, without distortions in the margin. The distance to thresholds and stairs is also realistically displayed.
With a simple push of a button, you activate a reading field that gives you a super comfortable view when you read a book or messages.
Additional benefits: the stylish eyewear collections give you the appropriate look. And the price range is completely comparable to progressive glasses.
Everything starts with an accurate eye exam.
Whether you're happily whistling about your presbyopia or having a blast with it, everything starts with an exact measurement of your eyes. The more accurately your vision is measured, the more comfortable the solution you can offer yourself.
Did you know that Morrow's optometrist will visit you free of charge for a thorough eye test? Because our Autofocal glasses require a much more detailed measurement, we developed an exceptional eye test that cannot be compared with any other. And you can see that difference.
In one hour we will determine your vision and give tailor-made advice – even if that means that you do not benefit from Morrow glasses. If that is the case, you can immediately try on the frame and get acquainted with the Morrow technology. Completely without purchase obligation, that is.