My sister from Canada is visiting us for two weeks. She arrived last Monday. We picked her up at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands. I have not seen her for three years. I hardly recognized her at the airport because she was wearing eyeglasses. She is in the middle forties, thus vision is becoming blurred. She has two pairs of eyeglasses, for reading and the other one is for daily wear. She does not like her farsighted eyeglasses because they have no nose pads. She feels uncomfortable when she wears them because her eyelashes touch the glasses. She only wears them when her eyes hurt which is not good. She knows it very well that she has to wear them all the time. I told her why not buy a new pair. I know a good online store for eyeglasses. Zenni Optical is the best online store when it comes to eyeglasses. So, I showed her the website. She liked this one.
She wants BIFOCAL and PROGRESSIVE eyeglasses.
Bifocal is a lens with two fields of vision separated by a line. Generally the top is designated for distance-vision or computer-distance and the bottom for near-vision work such as reading.
Progressive refers to the lens design which includes three fields of vision, without lines, and is sometimes referred to as a "no-line bifocal".
She does not need two pairs of eyeglasses anymore. She can save more because she only needs one pair. Having one pair of eyeglasses is very efficient, you do not need to change eyeglasses everytime you want to read. Since the eyeglasses at Zenni Optical are cheap, she can even buy another pair as reserve. They have eyeglasses as low as $8.00. You can add more features such as premium anti reflective coating, upgrade 1.61 to 1.67 index lenses and many more. Zenni Optical manufactures their own eyeglasses that is why the prices are very reasonable. No middlemen and they tried to have a minimum advertising so that they can give affordable prices to their clients. Their products are cheap but of good quality.
For your new eyeglasses, I would strongly advise you to visit Zenni at Zenni Optical.com.