Astigmatism bifocal contact lens is an option if you have astigmatism and want to continue wearing contact lenses as you reach forties. Or, if you’re a monovision dropout of soft toric lens — a lens that corrects astigmatism — you may also be interested in bifocal contact lenses for astigmatism.
Bifocal toric contact lenses offer presbyopia and astigmatism correction. These lenses is generally a non-disposable type. There are some soft toric bifocal brands, but often you can find also an RGP lens for this type of prescription.
How Does Astigmatism Bifocal Contact Lens Work?
Toric bifocal contact lens can correct astigmatism as well as presbyopia. Here the design idea is blending toric lens that corrects astigmatism and bifocal or multifocal lens that corrects presbyopia.
In toric lens design, to keep the lens stable on your eye it is made heavier at the bottom. The mechanism prevents the lens from rotating on your eye. But in toric bifocal design it is more difficult to prevent the lens from rotating on your eye. Several devices that are being tried are successful in some people but not in others.
Combinations of myopia and astigmatism or hyperopia and astigmatism are common. But combination of presbyopia and astigmatism are more problematical. So, be patient if your bifocal contact lens fitting may even more difficult than your toric lens fitting.
Multifocal or Bifocal Toric Lens Brands
The only multifocal toric contact lenses that are available right now is Proclear Multifocal Toric. Thanks to the design of the multifocal toric contacts, there’s a good chance you can still enjoy wearing soft contact lenses.
Proclear multifocal toric contacts work using a combination of Balanced Progressive Technology complementary lens design and PC Technology lens material, resulting in great vision at every distance and comfort during lens wear.