Multifocal contact lenses are designed to give patients good vision at all distances. Beginning in the mid to late thirties, patients may need to hold reading material further from their eyes than is convenient. This process is called presbyopia. Often times, near vision problems begin with tired eyes at the end of the work day, trouble reading in low light, difficulty reading their computer screen, or difficulty reading small text. Multifocal contact lenses are a great option that allows you to regain your great vision!
Multifocal contact lenses have two power zones, one for distance vision, and one for near vision. These lenses allow for comfortable vision at all distances, and are available in a variety of materials. Vista Eye Care has a variety of multifocal soft contact lenses to choose from including Proclear EP, Purevision Multifocal, Proclear Multifocal, and Air Optix Multifocal.
Though the majority of people who try multifocal contact lenses will enjoy their benefits, some compromises may be necessary when wearing these lenses. Distance vision with multifocal lenses may be slightly softer than with standard correction contacts. However, the goal will be to keep you from being dependent on reading glasses, and to save you eye strain.
Another option is to be fit in monovision contact lenses, where one eye sees distance and the other sees near. This is a great option for patients who need clear distance vision and clear near vision all the time. We have fit many patients successfully in monovision, and in fact, monovision is the eye surgeon’s trick to getting patients to see clearly at distance and near.
Talk to Dr. Abert and Dr. Pedroza about your options with contact lenses. Lots of patients who have never worn contact lenses have found multifocal soft lenses to be comfortable and capable of providing great vision! With so many great contacts available at Vista Eye Care, we know you’ll enjoy the experience of having clear, comfortable vision.