Multifocal Contact Lenses | Your Top 9 Questions Answered

Curious about multifocal contact lenses? You’re in the right place! Let’s dive into the 9 most commonly asked questions people raise about these fantastic lifestyle/eyewear solutions:

  • Do they exist?
  • How do they work (compared to multifocal glasses)?
  • Are Multifocal Contact Lenses Uncomfortable?
  • Can I Wear Multifocal Contact Lenses If I Have Astigmatism?
  • Are they better than multifocal glasses?
  • Can I Switch Between Glasses and Multifocal Contact Lenses?
  • Would They Suit You?
  • How Do I Care for Multifocal Contact Lenses?
  • How Much Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Question 1: Do Multifocal Contact Lenses Exist?

Absolutely! They’re real, and they’re revolutionary!

You probably know about regular contact lenses – those fantastic, nearly invisible lenses that correct your vision. Multifocal lenses take it up a notch. Unlike single-vision lenses, these gems offer clear vision at multiple distances, just like multifocal glasses.

Picture it: reliable visual support for all your needs!

Question 2: How Do Multifocal Contact Lenses Work?

Multifocal contact lenses have different power zones for near, intermediate, and distance vision. Think of them like progressive eyeglasses but designed specifically for contact lenses. There are three common designs:

  • Concentric: Central zone for distance, surrounded by a near vision ring. These zones alternate outwards.
  • Progressive/Aspheric: Gradual power changes from the centre to the periphery, blending intermediate and reading zones.
  • Segmented/Bifocal: One-half with a stronger addition for reading, crafted with a prism for optimal positioning. This enables the lens to rotate in place, ensuring the reading portion is positioned at the bottom of the lens.

And don’t worry; we will guide you through the best fit during your consultation!

Question 3: Are Multifocal Contact Lenses Uncomfortable?

Not at all! With advancements in lens technology, multifocal contact lenses are designed for comfort. During your consultation, your optometrist will ensure the lenses fit well and provide maximum comfort. Most wearers adjust quickly and find them as comfortable as regular contact lenses.

As part of a contact lens consultation, your optometrist will teach you how to fit and remove contact lenses. You will also learn how to check that contact lenses are sitting correctly on the eye and how your vision is corrected with various powers, designs, and types.

Question 4: Can I Wear Multifocal Contact Lenses If I Have Astigmatism?

Absolutely! There are multifocal contact lenses specially designed for individuals with astigmatism. These lenses, known as toric multifocal lenses, correct both presbyopia and astigmatism, providing clear vision at all distances.

Question 5: Are Multifocal Contact Lenses Better Than Multifocal Glasses?

It depends on your needs. If you’re active, crave a polished look, love fashion, or deal with presbyopia, multifocal contact lenses offer exciting solutions. Enjoy freedom of movement, a natural appearance, and stylish eyewear coordination – all with multifocal contact lenses. There are definitely some significant lifestyle benefits to be had with contact lenses as a supplementary optical prescription choice or a permanent feature of your vision correction needs.

Question 6: Can I Switch Between Glasses and Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Absolutely! Many people find the flexibility to switch between glasses and multifocal contact lenses based on their activities or preferences highly enjoyable. Multifocal contact lenses offer the flexibility to adapt to different situations. Whether reading a book, working on a computer, or enjoying outdoor activities, these lenses seamlessly adjust to your needs.

There are different modalities (types) of contact lenses based on wear-time: contact lenses last for a single day wear (8-12 hours), fortnightly, or monthly periods of wear-time. How often you would anticipate wearing them will govern which design is best for you—but don’t worry, your optometrist will discuss all of that with you and provide trial lenses for you to test first.

Question 7: Would Contact Lenses Suit You?

Consider this: do you lead an active lifestyle, work professionally, adore fashion, or need help with presbyopia? If yes, multifocal contact lenses might be your ideal match. They offer freedom, elegance, style, and visual support tailored just for you. Contact lenses and a multifocal contact lens design are worth checking out.

Question 8: How Do I Care for Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Caring for multifocal contact lenses is similar to caring for regular contact lenses. Clean them daily with a multipurpose solution, store them in a clean case with fresh disinfecting solution, and follow your eye care professional’s instructions. Regular check-ups ensure your lenses fit well and your eyes remain healthy—contact lens wearers benefit best by maintaining a 12-month routine eye test to ensure their eyes are healthy whilst ensuring that their contact lens prescription is as clear as can be.

Question 9: How Much Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Good news! Multifocal contact lenses often save you money in the long run. If you switch from multifocal glasses, you’ll enjoy significant savings, especially with our bulk-buy discounts. Whether you wear them full-time or part-time, these lenses offer flexibility and affordability, making them a smart choice for your lifestyle.

Ready to explore multifocal contact lenses? Dive in with a contact lens consultation at Island Optical. Our hassle-free process ensures perfect fit, comfort, and clarity. Plus, there’s no hefty upfront cost – book your consultation, learn the ropes, and decide what suits you best.

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