Contact Lens Basics

What Exactly Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

No matter how much you look after your health, there will come a time, usually after the age of 40 that you will have trouble with your eyesight and not be able to view things at a distance, or read a book at an arms length.

Imagine that at one point of time, the only solution for middle-aged people was to have two different pairs of spectacles, one for near vision and the other for far vision. If you lived in that time, you would have to wear your pair of near vision spectacles every time you required reading a newspaper and wearing your far vision spectacles when you went out for a drive.

The introduction of bifocal spectacles or bifocals for short definitely resulted in a lot of convenience. With a single pair of spectacles, you could read the newspaper and look into the distance without having to squint. Of course, bifocals are and continue to be difficult to get used to, but they provided a much better solution over switching glasses.

Technological changes make a profound impact on our lives. With the introduction of bifocal contact lenses, you could have the convenience and freedom of wearing a pair of contact lenses, without wearing a pair of cumbersome spectacles.

Remember that bifocal means two focal points. In other words, you can view things at a distance and up close. If there is any other point in between that you find difficult to focus on, you need another focal point on the contact lens. That is just what multifocal contact lenses provide you. They have more than two focal points that enable you to see things at a distance, the fine print on the newspaper and everything between the distance and your newspaper.

Multifocal contact lenses are a great option to improve the range of visibility of your eyes, that naturally deteriorates over a period of time.