The idea of growing old is one that doesn’t sit well with many bikers. Most of us love the fact that riding makes us feel very young. Unfortunately, though age and the biker lifestyle don’t seem to be compatible, getting old is a reality we all must cope with. So we have to be grateful for bifocal riding glasses.
Bifocals are something that I have been using for a couple of years now. It did actually take quite a bit of time to get used to them. If you are not familiar with how bifocal glasses work, they use two different lenses non corrective at the top and corrective at the bottom. The point of the corrective lens is to help you see your instruments better when your eyes are unable to focus. The process is very similar to that of someone wearing reading glasses in order to see a newspaper.
Like prescription bifocals, the trick with riding bifocals is to properly position the glasses on your face. The line between the two lenses should be just below your normal line of sight. If, when looking straight ahead, you can see the line, they are too high on your nose. What you need to do is lower the glasses until the line disappears. When you look down through the bottom lens you should see some magnification.
However, you may not notice a major difference when you glance down if your bifocal riding glasses are quite small. You may have to actually tilt your head slightly downward to get the desired effect. That’s okay; it’s a normal part of wearing bifocals. If your glasses are low enough that you can merely glance down, yet the top of the frames block your vision straight forward your glasses are too low on you. You have to raise them up in this instance.
Don’t you just love getting old?