What are multifocal contact lenses?
Multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions all in one lens. There is typically a prescription for very close objects, one prescription for normal objects viewed at a distance, and then prescriptions for intermediate distances. This setup helps people with presbyopia correct age-related vision problems where the eye can no longer focus on objects up close.
Types of multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses come in both soft lens and rigid gas permeable (RGP, or hard) lens materials.
There are two main types of multifocal contact lens designs. The most common is a set of concentric circles of lens powers prescribed for various viewing distances. There are also blended designs, which keep both the near and distance prescriptions close to the centre of your eye, and mimic a natural viewing experience by correcting the specific points of aberration in your eyes.
Choosing multifocal contact lenses
How do you know if multifocal contact lenses make sense for you? Here are some pros and cons to think about before and during your visit to Scher & Ward Opticians.