Bifocal Contact Lens

Bifocal Contact Lenses - Ready To Wear

Not so long ago, people who had nearsighted or farsighted eye problems had to rely on eyeglasses with thick lenses. The frames of these eyeglasses were heavy.

With the introduction of  bifocal contact lenses, these people had got a better alternative for correcting their vision problems. However some people who used bifocal contact lenses experienced certain problems like dizzy spells.

In the earlier years, people had a single choice between the eyeglasses and bifocals. When the contact lenses came in the markets initially, there was still the need of bifocals on the eyeglasses.  The contact lenses these days are available in a wide variety of choices. There is not much choice range as far as eye glasses are concerned. It is a matter of great joy for many people that the bifocals come in the form of contact lenses these days.

The contact bifocals come in the market in the form of rigid, soft and RGP materials. The people who have trouble with the near objects use bifocal lenses. These people suffer from the eye problem called presbyopia. It is very unusual for this  problem to develop before the age of 40.

The bifocal contact lenses resemble the alternating design. The reason for this is that half of the bifocal lens has power for  near objects and half the lens has power for  distant objects.

You can get bifocal lenses in blended prescriptions. These blended prescriptions are also called the simultaneous design. These simultaneous designs are made for both near and distant vision.  Your eye will adjust accordingly when you look near and far.

The eye will be able to interpret the circle power choice through the bifocal lens. This is the reason that bifocal lens is very useful for the eye.

You can also get bifocal lenses in concentric design. These designs are also called the radials of contact lenses. The prime advantage about these lenses is that the inner lens works for the near vision while the outer lens works for the distant vision.

Always talk to family and friends about their experiences with contact lenses. They will be able to give you useful advice. Visit a doctor who can make an accurate diagnosis and fill out a prescription for you.