Not all varifocals or progressives are made the same. It's not a one size fits all sort of lens for most people. And golfers are one of those who need special attention to their glasses. For many, every day varifocals or work glasses just don't work on the golf course.
Sports like golf require that you switch your gaze between close up and distance. To keep you vision as comfortable as possible with golf when you wear varifocals, the spectacle lens design needs to be tailored to your particular sport needs. Extra large and balanced distance vision combined with great near vision is needed to help your golf game. From hitting the ball to tracking the ball to keeping the score - all need to be in focus to keep you performing your best.
Once you have your best prescription and tailored spectacle lenses, choosing the right frame is important. Light weight and good fitting is key for any sportsman or sportswoman. In addition, particular care must be made to get the correct tint and anti reflective coating to improve the contrast in all weather. Great UV protection is needed as well to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV which can increase the risk of macular degeneration.
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Dr Valarie Jerome
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