Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day – December 1, 2021

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day is on December 1, and we encourage pres​by​opes to eschew computers and blurry images, and remind people everywhere to get their eyes checked. Working on the computer can be quite the hassle for people wearing bifocals. It requires constant effort to figure out which of the two lenses is more effective while looking at the monitor. Bifocal lenses are designed with two focal points: one to view objects at a distance and the other to view nearer objects. Adjusting vision with bifocals tends to strain one’s eyes, causing muscle fatigue. Do you have a colleague or friend who wears bifocals? If so, this could be the perfect occasion to send them a greeting card to let them know that you care. If not, it’s still okay to raise awareness about this quirky holiday so someone else could bring a smile to the face of a colleague. Go on, spread the word and light up someone’s day!

History of Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day was created by actor Thomas Roy and his wife, Ruth. The duo owns a herb and holiday business and aims to spread goodwill and mirth among the public; accordingly, they came up with over 70 copyrighted holidays. Their venture, Wellcat, lists all the wacky holidays, if you want to take a look.

Bifocals liberation puts emphasis on being kind to people who wear bifocals while working or reading on computers. To get the correct focus while reading text on the screen, users are forced to continually tilt their heads in and out, up and down. This sometimes causes neck pain, headaches, and even dizziness. The bifocals libration holiday is a day when people who don’t wear bifocals empathize with those who do and struggle with a dual-vision impairment. Acknowledging their struggle is a way to tell them that they are not alone and that you are there if they need your help.

Besides recognizing your coworkers’ efforts, it is also an opportunity to get your own eyes checked. Degrading vision can be an early sign of other health problems. You can prevent these issues by visiting your eye specialist yearly. You can also do a few simple, self-care tips to protect your eyes, such as regulating your screen brightness, per your need; adjusting your font settings, etc.
After all, it doesn’t cost a dime to take the basic precautions to maintain the health of your eyes.

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day timeline

1784
Bifocals are Invented

Benjamin Franklin, who slices his glasses in halves to observe the faces of the members at the French court, inadvertently invents bifocals.

1824
Bifocals get their Name

Peter Williams coins the term ‘bifocals’ and credits Benjamin Franklin for the invention of the device.

1834
Modern Design

G.R. Elkington patents the modern design of bifocals by placing the lower half of the lens at an angle.

1908
Fusion of Bifocal Lenses

Louis de Wecker develops the method of fusing the two sections of the lenses to make for a more convenient glass.

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day FAQs

Who are bifocals meant for?

Bifocals are prescribed to people who have problems viewing objects closer to them as well as from a distance. 

What is a bifocal lens?

Bifocals are eyeglasses that have two separate optical powers. Usually, the lower circle of each lens helps a person view objects near them or read from a close distance, while the upper half of the lens helps them see things afar.

Is it mandatory to go for an eye checkup on this holiday?

Technically, no! It is definitely not compulsory. But we think it’d be great if you could go, for the health 

How To Observe Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

  1. Let your eyes take a break

    If you have a job that makes you stare at your monitor all day, you might want to close your eyes for a few minutes and give them some rest. We’re sure your eyes would thank you.

  2. Go for an eye check-up

    Whether you wear bifocals or not, it’s always a good idea to have your eyes checked once in a while.

  3. Spread the word

    Digitalization has made it easy for us to reach out to the world. On this holiday, take the opportunity to use your social media platforms to raise awareness about this day. Add the hashtag #BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay and share some words of wisdom.

5 Facts About Bifocals You Should Know

  1. Bifocals without a dividing line is possible

    Progressive lenses, an upgrade of bifocals, have no dividing lines.

  2. Available as contact lenses

    While bifocals come in the form of contact lenses, they work better as hard contacts and, at times, they might not provide clear vision and can be quite tricky to fit into your eye.

  3. Gender in the design

    In most cases, women’s bifocals are smaller compared with men’s, purely for aesthetics (fashion comes first).

  4. Your vision alters with age

    For a large number of people, vision changes aren’t a surprise, as most of them change their bifocal prescriptions every two years.

  5. Needs time to adjust

    Unlike with your regular pair of goggles, it might take some time before you adjust to bifocals; however, with regular use, you should be fine in a week.

Why Is Bifocals Liberation Day Important

  1. Fostering compassion at work

    The essence of this holiday lies in showing empathy toward your coworkers who wear bifocals. Isn’t that a beautiful way to foster a healthy work culture?

  2. Friendly reminder about eye care

    While spending hours on our computers, we often forget that our eyes need a power nap, too. This Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, let’s all be grateful to our eyes and give them their much-deserved rest.

  3. Awareness about bifocals

    Most people with normal eyesight aren’t aware of the discomfort and inconveniences of wearing a pair of bifocals. This is to raise awareness among people about the use of bifocals. Let’s do it then!

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day dates

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2024December 1Sunday
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