Are you one of the 4 types of people who are good candidates for multifocal contacts?
Patients who benefit from multifocal contact lenses are typically:
- Over 40
- Presbyopia sufferers
- Need more than one prescription
(ie: hyperopia & myopia)
- Contact lens wearers
What types of multifocal contacts are there?
- Material: Multifocal contact lenses are available as soft contacts, rigid gas permeable (GP or hard contacts) or a combination of the two in a hybrid contact lens form by certain manufacturers. Silicone hydrogel is one of the latest contact lens materials, allowing more oxygen flow for more comfort.
- Wearing schedule: Depending on the type, multifocal contacts may be available in a variety of wearing schedules, including extended wear and disposables.
- Brands include:
- Air Optix Aqua Multifocal (Alcon)
- Bausch + Lomb Ultra for Presbyopia (Bausch + Lomb)
- Biofinity Multifocal (CooperVision)
- Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care)
- Duette Progressive and Duette Multifocal (SynergEyes) hybrid contact lenses, which have a central optical zone made of GP lens material for crisp optics and a peripheral fitting zone made of soft silicone hydrogel material for comfort.
How do multifocal contact lenses work?
Multifocals can be divided into 2 basic designs plus a 3rd type of technique:
To determine the best contact lenses for your vision needs when you reach “bifocal age,” call our office for a consultation.