What is the difference between Standard Bifocals and Progressives? A Standard Bifocal has your distance prescription on the top half of the lens, and a magnified version of your prescription on the bottom half for reading. A Progressive Bifocal has both distance and reading like a traditionl bifocal, but with the line blended.
I realized how few visual examples of this concept exist on the internet. This diagram illustrates how they both have magnification on bottom, distance on top; note the difference between the line on the standard bifocal and the progressive.