Contact lenses can be a great alternative for people who don’t like wearing glasses; however for people requiring multifocal corrections, they have not always been a viable solution.
People wear contacts for a variety of reasons: looking good, playing sports, or simple comfort. Many people over 40 develop presbyopia, an eye condition that causes people have decreased near vision. In the past, once a contact lens wearer, became presbyopic, the only option was bifocal glasses or reading glasses.
But no longer. The latest multifocal contact lenses are solving this problem rapidly. With multifocal lenses, people can read a book and read traffic signs without having to switch between reading and distance glasses. The convenience of progressive lens glasses has been carried into contact lenses better than ever before.
These lenses come in several different designs: distance aid on the periphery with reading aid in the center; transition lenses that blend from distance to reading aid; concentric circles of reading and distance aid; and a bottom half of reading aid and a top half of distance aid (like bifocal glasses). Here is a diagram that clearly illustrates the various designs.
You can also choose between soft lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses, as well as monthly lenses,1 week extended overnight lenses, and daily disposable lenses. If you tried multifocal contact lenses in the past but didn’t feel you got the vision correction you were looking for, it may be time to try again Today’s lenses are far superior in both correction and comfort.
How to Use this Information
Vision Care Specialists provides the best specialty eye care Colorado has to offer. If you’re interested in multifocal contact lenses, implantable contact lenses, LASIK surgery, or any other specialty eye care Colorado services, look no further than Vision Care Specialists. Be sure to check back next month when we roll out the latest in multifocal contact toric contact lenses from Alcon. Call us at (303) 991-9600 or contact us online.
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