You call it knowing someone personally but the truth is that she would not know you on the street if she saw you. You will, however, bring the focal point closer to your eyes. Do I just push the glasses down my nose and I can quickly read things clearly due to the magnification effect of increasing the distance.The annoying thing is that as a kid, I had bifocal lenses that now as an adult, with modern technology, is no longer available. So long as she has no other issues with her eyesight, she can probably see pretty well.You are completely right that bi focals at this strength magnify so much that you really cant get much more than one word in focus at a time. I find a separate pair of reading glasses much better but its a pain to be swapping specs around on the underground!
A black shadow then moves in from the right and the whole view goes extremely blurred.I took a close look that the images and don't see any sign of a bifocal.It looks like she makes do with sliding the glasses down, though she may also have another pair for reading.Newspapers are tough, as are some forms, but I read everything online these days.Colin , NJ and Conce, Thanks, I actually wear similar high plus glasses myself and prefer to just slip my distance ones down to read.