Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bifocal Contact Lenses

I have heard a lot about bifocal contact lenses. What kind of vision should I expect from this type of lens?

That is a question I get asked almost every day. As more and more patients reach presbyopia (the need for reading glasses or bifocals after the age of 40), they want the freedom of good vision without having to wear glasses. Bifocal (or multifocal) contact lenses may provide satisfactory vision for many people.
Many of my patients wear bifocal contact lenses and do very well. 

The most important thing for a patient to understand is the limitations of bifocal contacts. Often the vision is satisfactory, but may not be perfect. Every patient has a their own tolerance of visual acuity. It all depends on the motivation and visual acceptance of the contact lens wearer.

The best way to determine if bifocal contacts are right for you is to schedule an appointment with the office and try a pair. We will be glad to discuss and evaluate these lenses, as well as all types of contact lenses, to ascertain which visual correction is the best for your eyes.

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