Frequently Asked Questions (Archive)

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I wear bifocals/trifocals/progressive lenses. How does that work with CraftOptics?

If you wear progressive lenses, bifocals or trifocals, you will be joining a large majority of CraftOptics customers who do the same. Your prescription will be installed in the CraftOptics frame to ensure crystal clear vision and eliminate eye strain.  This includes prescriptions with prisms. If you don’t have a copy of your prescription, no worries! You will have the option during checkout to have us call your optometrist to get it for you. Read about it here: PRESCRIPTIONS

We install your prescription in your CraftOptics frames as a bifocal by default. Your distance prescription will be in the upper part of the frame and your reading correction in the bottom.

When you flip the magnifying telescopes up and look down at your work, you will see through your near correction. When the magnifiers are in the down position, they set right in front of your near correction and you will be able to see over the magnifiers through your distance correction in the frames (to watch TV, for example). This configuration is by far the most common.

Please view this video for more detailed discussion: LENS CHOICES.

You have three choices for installation. Please choose 1, 2 or 3 and indicate your choice in the notes section of your order:

  1. If you watch TV while you create or need to see around the room, we install your DISTANCE correction in the upper part of the frame, near in the bottom (our default).
  2. If you only need to see tools that are nearby (at a jeweler’s bench, for example), we install your NEAR correction in the ENTIRE frame (this is called a single vision lens). This means you will only be able to see near when looking above the magnifiers.
  3. Finally, if while creating you frequently watch courses or instructions on your computer or tablet within about 3′, we install your INTERMEDIATE (arm’s length) correction in the upper part of the frame. This has become a bit more common the past couple of years as online courses have grown in popularity.

Questions? Call us at 888 444 7728  if you would like assistance in determining which option best suits your needs. You can also try our Product Wizard which will provide a recommendation: PRODUCT WIZARD

NOTE: The price for your set of CraftOptics includes your prescription/correction, whether it is a bifocal, single vision or reader. There is no extra charge for our standard lenses based on the strength of your prescription or prism.