Multifocal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia and Astigmatism

With multifocal contact lenses you’re freed from eyeglasses. You can have crisp vision both close up and in the distance.

Do you love outdoor activities? If you regularly engage to sports, such as jogging and biking, bifocal glasses won’t provide convenience and comfort. So how can you have great vision in all distance?

If you have nearsightedness or farsightedness eye conditions wearing bifocal contacts are one of the best options. Bifocal contact lenses have two focuses to correct both near and distance vision.

But a certain occupation or situation requires you to see objects between reading distance and far distance. There are multifocal contacts that provide crisp vision to near, intermediate, and far distances. And progressive contacts that offer natural visual transition from distance to close up.

Multifocal Contact Lenses Materials

Multifocal contacts are available in soft lens as well as rigid gas permeable (RGP) materials. Regarding wearing schedule, you can find soft lens for regular daily wear or extended wear type.

In term of replacement schedule, there is a disposable soft lens type that you can discard nightly. You can also find frequent or planned replacement types, which are replaced monthly, quarterly or yearly.

Based on how the power distributed, there are three different multi focal contact lens types: concentric, aspheric and translating designs. Check out these multifocal contact lenses designs and find ones that suit your vision needs.

“What if I Have Astigmatism?”

There are designs of multifocal contacts that can correct astigmatism. Both Soft toric and gas permeable contacts, which correct astigmatism, are now available in multifocal lenses.

In astigmatic correction a contact lens must remain in one position on the eye. To ensure the position the lens is weighted on the bottom — either the lens is made thicker on the bottom or thinner at top and bottom.

Proclear Multifocal Toric is an example of contact lenses that can correct both astigmatism and presbyopia.


Multifocal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia and Astigmatism was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by Marcelli