Presbyopia is an eye condition that usually occurs in people over 40. It compromises close-range vision, making focusing on objects up close difficult. This eye problem happens when the lens of your eyes loses elasticity and hardens. If you suffer from this condition, your eye doctor may prescribe you multifocal contact lenses.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about multifocal lenses.
What Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?
Multifocal contact lenses feature different lens powers, helping wearers see clearly at different distances. You don’t have to worry about switching between lenses or eyeglasses with these lenses. People with presbyopia often benefit from multifocal lenses.
How Do Multifocal Lenses Differ From Bifocals?
Both bifocal and multifocal lenses are suitable for people with multiple different prescriptions. The difference is bifocal lenses contain a visible line separating the two prescription areas, whereas multifocal lenses have a more seamless transition between the two prescriptions.
How Do I Know if Multifocal Lenses Are Right for Me?
If you have more than one vision problem, multifocal lenses may be a great option for you. Some individuals need to use different eyewear for reading and another for their regular distance vision. While these lenses usually require a longer adjustment period, they are more convenient in the long run. Your eye doctor will be able to help you determine if these lenses are a good choice for you.
Keep track of changes in your vision by seeing your optometrist regularly. At Six One Six Vision Center, we offer a wide range of eye care services to diagnose and correct or treat different eye conditions. Call or text us at (208) 514-1858 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients around Meridian and Eagle, ID.