Adapting to your new varifocals

Wearing varifocals for the first time can be a daunting experience. We've all heard the stories; they make you feel dizzy, you have to keep moving your head around, and it takes forever to get used to them! Here are a few helpful tips to help you to adapt to your new Chakshu varifocals:
  1.  Make sure the frames fit well. If you glasses slip down you may find yourself looking through the wrong section of the varifocals. If you feel your glasses are not fitting well, please come down to one of our pop up stores for a free adjustment or pop into your local opticians and we’re sure they would be happy to help.
  2. Initially, you will find the varifocals strange, particularly when climbing stairs or stepping on a curb. Take your time to get used to them, but keep persevering and you will soon adjust to them.
  3. When reading it's generally natural to tilt you head down, however with varifocals it is important to remember to try and keep your head straight and look downwards through the bottom of the lens.
  4. Due to the way varifocal lenses are designed you may get some distortion in you peripheral vision. You will need to turn your head in the direction you want to see when looking from side to side - this is particularly important when driving.
If you follow these tips we're sure you'll get used to varifocals, however should you have any problems, our Chakshu optometrists are on hand to help.