What Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses have been designed to offer a more convenient option to seeing clearly at various distances. Although they do often require a slight adjustment period, those who opt for multifocal contact lenses reap the benefits of no longer requiring additional glasses for daily activities like reading. Here’s everything you need to know about multifocal contact lenses, and how they may be the perfect solution for you.

Treating Presbyopia

Presbyopia is typically an age-related sight issue, with people over 40 experiencing difficulties being able to focus on objects that are nearby. Presbyopia is a very normal part of ageing and is unfortunately inevitable.

Multifocal contact lenses work to address presbyopia by offering both solutions to correct distance vision and near-sighted vision. The contact lenses accommodate multiple prescriptions making clear vision accessible in one lens. The design of the lens allows for clarity at three focal points, covering objects that are near, far, and intermediate vision. This removes the need for switching between your daily contact lenses for distance and switching to eyeglasses for reading. Now you can keep one lens in all day for clear vision across various distances.

Advantages of multifocal contact lenses

Multifocal contact lenses offer a range of benefits including:

  • Sharp, natural vision for varying distances from near to far
  • A smooth transition between various distances
  • No need for additional eyewear
  • A simple and quick adaptation period
  • Convenient
  • Beneficial for people with irregular, cone-shaped corneas

The difference between Multifocal and Bifocal lenses

Multifocal contact lenses offer a modern solution to addressing multiple prescriptions in one. Designed with a gradual transition between prescription strengths, multifocal contact lenses are very similar to progressive lenses within frames. Unlike bifocals which have an obvious edge between the near and far focal points. This gradual transition makes for much more comfortable wear, making it feel as though you are not wearing a lens at all.

Contact lenses from Camden Opticians

As more and more people switch to contact lenses across the UK, we ensure all branches across our group have a wide stock of contact lenses available. Thanks to the latest technology, the design of contact lenses available today are much more comfortable and allow for total clarity. Multifocal lenses are just one type of contact lens we have available at Camden Opticians. If you think these would be right for both your prescription and your lifestyle, do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert and friendly team to discuss your options.