Bifocals were reportedly created by Benjamin Franklin in 1779. The invention emerged when Franklin recognized the need for glasses that addressed multiple vision concerns.

Bifocals soon became a standard form of eyewear, but if you’re looking for prescription safety glasses, there are other options to consider, too. The most common alternative — progressive lenses — offer many of the same benefits as bifocals without visible lines that clearly indicate a transition.

Find out which kind of lenses are best for your needs and for your next pair of safety glasses in this infographic courtesy of Marveloptics.

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Top Tips for Choosing Between Progressive and Bifocal Lenses

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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