Some things to know about multifocal contacts

Some things to know about multifocal contacts

Multifocal contact lenses provide the best of both worlds: no glasses, along with clear near and distance vision. Today, there are various multifocal contact lens options are available, so how do you know what is best for you? At Mountain Eye Care, our professional optometrists can get you outfitted with multifocal contacts that help improve and protect, your vision. However, if you are thinking about getting multifocal contacts for yourself and you are looking for more information about them, then we encourage you to continue reading this blog.  

What are multifocal lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses are made with different lens powers, targeting vision at varying distances from the wearer. Basically, they are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions in one lens. This all-in-one lens benefits people with presbyopia by helping to correct age-related vision problems when their eyes can no longer focus on objects up close.

What is the difference between multifocal and bifocal contacts?

Multifocal contact lenses have a smooth and gradual transition between the prescription for reading and seeing things close up, the prescription for normal distance, and viewing things far off in the distance, very much like progressive eyeglasses. Bifocals, on the contrary, have an abrupt difference in the line between the near and normal vision prescription areas of the lens. 

What are the different types of multifocal contact lenses?

There are two main classes of multifocal contact lens styles. Multifocal contact lenses come in both soft lens and gas permeable (GP, or hard) lens materials. The most commonly used are the concentric design. This type uses a set of concentric circles of different lens powers for various viewing distances. Also available are blended designs, also known as aspheric, which house both the close-up and distance prescriptions near the center of the eye, and try to simulate natural sight.

How to choose the right multifocal contact lenses?

The most important thing to know when choosing multifocal contact lenses is communication with your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will need to know about your lifestyle, hobbies, and regular activities, what your prescriptions are, and will then be able to go over the options which are best for you.

You can find multifocal contacts at Mountain Eye Care. If you are looking for more information about multifocal contacts, we encourage you to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information or speak with a representative.