What types of multifocal contacts are there?
- Material: Multifocal contact lenses are available as soft contacts, rigid gas permeable (GP or hard contacts) or a combination of the two in a hybrid contact lens form by certain manufacturers. Silicone hydrogel is one of the latest contact lens materials, allowing more oxygen flow for more comfort.
- Wearing schedule: Depending on the type, multifocal contacts may be available in a variety of wearing schedules, including extended wear and disposables.
- Brands include:
- Air Optix Aqua Multifocal (Alcon)
- Bausch + Lomb Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia (Bausch + Lomb)
- Biofinity Multifocal (CooperVision)
- Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care)
- Duette Progressive and Duette Multifocal (SynergEyes) hybrid contact lenses, which have a central optical zone made of GP lens material for crisp optics and a peripheral fitting zone made of soft silicone hydrogel material for comfort.
Bausch+Lomb Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia Contact Lenses
If you find yourself holding books, menus and phone screens farther and farther away in order to focus properly, or if close work, like reading or handwriting, gives you headaches or eyestrain, you may be showing early signs of presbyopia.
Watch this great Review for Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia daily disposable multifocal lenses – “If you have presbyopia and you want to ditch your glasses, biotrue is the best multifocal contact lens brand out there.”
Bausch + Lomb 3-Zone Progressive Design
You are constantly changing where you are looking, whether reading, working on a computer, or driving, it is important that your multifocal lenses keep up. Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia features 3-Zone Progressive Design for clear vision up close, far away, and in between.
- NEAR – Adds power across the center portion of the lens
- INTERMEDIATE – Consistent zone where power gradually transitions to accurate distance power
- DISTANCE – Optimized for a natural visual experience
Are you one of the 4 types of people who are good candidates for multifocal contacts?
Patients who benefit from multifocal contact lenses are typically:
- Over 40
- Presbyopia sufferers
- Need more than one prescription
(ie: hyperopia & myopia)
- Contact lens wearers
How do multifocal contact lenses work?
Multifocals can be divided into 2 basic designs plus a 3rd type of technique:
To determine the best contact lenses for your vision needs when you reach "bifocal age," call our office for a consultation.