bifocals

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bifocals eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
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Quotations

  • Morse Telegraph Newsletter
    Morse Telegraph Newsletter
    “Show me a man with head held high and I'll show you a man who can't get used to bifocals.”

Usage

In literature:

The turnstiles were blocked by a sandwich board: Mickey in a Ben Franklin wig and bifocals, holding a trowel.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
The bifocals had returned to their incongruous perch on the dome of the head.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
The very bifocal glasses, now in such general use, that he wore were a triumph of his own quick wit.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
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In news:

Usually in our 40's there is a need for bifocals or reading glasses.
And sometimes patients believe that they cannot wear contact lenses if they need bifocal .
Amsterdam's New Concept in RGP Bifocal Design.
People who need to wear bifocals but prefer contact lenses have seldom found a satisfactory solution with current contact lenses because they are often uncomfortable or do not seem to work well.
"The market is growing into bifocals ," said Jeffrey H Berg, an analyst at J.
Now come bifocal lenses in wraparound fishing glasses.
An optical scientist at the University of Arizona, he and a colleague have come up with a new approach to bifocal spectacles that may one day revolutionize the way people past a certain age look at menus in restaurants.
Race On for Bifocal Contact Lens .
Our consultant recruited a 61-year-old woman as the shopper, equipping her with six copies of a bifocal prescription to correct her farsightedness and astigmatism and six identical plastic eyeglass frames.
The bifocals feature hard-coated, polycarbonate, wraparound lenses that provide 99.9% UV protection and meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Resistant Standard.
Non-athletic and 'half-blind' sans bifocals, a local girl got to experience the thrill of this Michigan pastime with the help of a determined friend and family.
BC/DC is the media executives\' must-see view from Washington, delivered by yours truly without the aid of rose-colored glasses and without the need, quite yet, of bifocals.
Wizard Industries, Sebastopol, CA, introduces Versa Specs ANSI-compliant safety glasses with five different interchangeable lenses, including lenses with built-in bifocal reading segments.
I am now officially middle aged: I wear bifocals.
0The newest form of bifocals.
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In science:

Bifocal: look simultaneously at short-term pressing needs and long-term strategy (“plan big, start small”).
Open architecture for multilingual parallel texts
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