General Purpose Multifocal

Clear and Natural Vision

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Around the age of 40-45, objects at a person’s reading distance become blurry, threading needles or fine handiwork becomes difficult, reading books is easier when held further away. As we get older, we begin to notice that objects in the middle distance are becoming blurry as well, making it difficult to read the computer screen or see prices in the supermarket. This phenomenon is called Presbyopia, which is the age-related hardening of the crystalline lens in our eye, making it difficult to bend light rays and focus them clearly on the retina.

Reading glasses will sharpen close vision but will make distance viewing blurry. When someone requires both distance and near vision correction, multifocal lenses provide an advanced solution.


Think about a multifocal lens as it is horizontally divided in 3 portions (near, intermediate and distance) so you can use it as an all-around solution all day, every day. Due to the technological advances, progressive multifocal lens designs not only correct vision at all viewing distances, but also incorporate a blending technique to shift the power across the lens without visible lines separating the zones or sudden change in power.

CR Surfacing’s EP1 Progressive lens is designed for all around performance, providing a highly advanced solution for presbyopia for every budget.

The EP1 lenses are a great choice for everyday use. The beautifully blended free form technology creates a digitally enhanced hard design to provide clear and natural vision, however there can be some noticeable areas of soft focus (blur) when looking through the outer edges of the lenses.

This “peripheral blur” is due to the fact that more than one vision correcting power is incorporated into a single lens.

The intensity and spread of the blur depend on the prescription, the lens design and technologies. The EP1 (Entry Point progressive) is our standard, general purpose multifocal design, that provides clear and natural vision. Suitable for most frames and prescriptions.

What Is The Best Coating For The EP1 Lenses?

For general purpose, everyday wear, we recommend using Satin UV Anti-Reflecting Coating. Our Satin UV Anti-reflective coating is developed to improve vision by reducing glare, eliminate eyestrain by enhanced visual performance, protect your eye health by blocking UV rays, and enhance cosmetic appearance by cancelling out reflections on the lens surface. This coating also helps extend the life of the lenses. The Satin UV coating consists of layers specially formulated to create a scratch-resistant, water and dust repellent coat, making the lenses last longer. An ideal solution for everyday use, no matter the environment.

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