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I now by now (50 yo man) that multifocal glasses have a more narrow middle part. but why can't they have a wider middle (pc-working) part and have the bottom (reading) more narrow? Why can't they cut out only the upper half from a glass twice the size?
I hardly read anything so I don't mind moving my head from left to right when I do need to read something. Though working with a pc is 70% of my time.
I added a picture where if the blue part would have twice the size, the red part is what I would like to have. Only the blue part needs to be also be twice as strong.


It is a question I have gotten many times before. The short answer is that to create a lens with variable power an area of unwanted optical qualities is created and those areas have to go somewhere. Some place them in areas that make the reading area smaller and some place them in areas that make the distance or intermediate areas smaller. It has always been a compromise and the focus has been to give you as clear a distance view as possible with reading and intermediate being considered less important. Overall that has worked reasonably well. People can see to drive and with a little effort they can also read a little.

You're in luck. They also make computer glasses that have what you are looking for. The top of the lens is essentially a large intermediate area and the bottom is for reading. You can sit in an office that is three meters square or a work station or office cubical and see everything with relative ease. From the wall to the computer all easily in focus and still have an area at the bottom for reading.

I don't know what brands are available where you live but just go to a reputable optical shop and ask what they have in the way of computer lenses. There should be at least half a dozen options depending on what your prescription is and the frames you wear.

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