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What are eyeglasses called that have only the upper halves for distance and no lower halves?

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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Single vision glasse

If there is only distance lenses in the upper half of the glasses, they are single vision distance glasses.
If there is a bottom portion they are called bifocals. If there is an intermediate section between both of these sections they are called trifocals.

In brief: Single vision glasse

If there is only distance lenses in the upper half of the glasses, they are single vision distance glasses.
If there is a bottom portion they are called bifocals. If there is an intermediate section between both of these sections they are called trifocals.
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Single vision

These are single-vision distance glasses, used to correct astigmatism and/or nearsightedness or farsightedness.
These glasses are usually for individuals younger than their late 40s who do not have presbyopia (the need for reading glasses despite the eyes' being able to see at distance). After the late 40s, those wearing glasses to improve distance also need correction for near, and get bifocals.

In brief: Single vision

These are single-vision distance glasses, used to correct astigmatism and/or nearsightedness or farsightedness.
These glasses are usually for individuals younger than their late 40s who do not have presbyopia (the need for reading glasses despite the eyes' being able to see at distance). After the late 40s, those wearing glasses to improve distance also need correction for near, and get bifocals.
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