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Multifocal Contact Lenses

Get informed!  According to studies, only 8{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of presbyopes are aware that multifocal contact lenses exist…An increasing number of patients are becoming presbyopic (problems focusing at near with age).  Our baby boomer patients are more active than ever and they deserve to be informed of all their vision correction options.

I find fitting presbyopes with multifocal contact lenses rewarding.  In some cases, it allows my patients to have the freedom of not being worried about forgetting their reading glasses, and in others, it allows them to go out without their progressive glasses.

I was surprised to read that just 8{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of current contact lens wearers with complaints of declining near vision have been told about multifocal contact lenses.  Hopefully some of you in the 92{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} will read this blog!  There are several companies who make multifocal contact lenses, but they are all unique in design and material.  The newer healthy contact lens materials (silicone hydrogel) and improved technology and optics are allowing eyecare practitioners to fit and prescribe lenses successfully.

Multifocal contact lenses are designed very differently from progressive glasses.  Most companies use the similar idea of having concentric rings in a contact lens containing different parts of your prescription, including your distance, intermediate, and near vision.  A contact lens fitting is necessary to find the best combination of powers and design customized to your vision needs.

We would be happy to fit you with multifocal contact lenses at Avenue Eyecare.  Now that you’re informed, it’s time to give it a try!