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Is your current contact lens prescription not keeping up with your vision needs and active lifestyle? If so, you may benefit from multifocal contact lenses. Presbyopia is a common vision condition that affects adults over the age of 40. This condition makes it difficult to focus on near objects. If you already wear contact lenses for astigmatism or myopia, then multifocal lenses can give you the best of both worlds: the ability to see up close and at a distance– no glasses required. Our Plano optometrist has successfully fit hundreds of patients for multifocal lenses and helped them avoid the hassle of reading glasses. Our eye care team in Plano can help you see better, too!
How Multifocal Lenses Improve Vision
Multifocal lenses have a bifocal design with two distinct lens powers; one for your distance vision and another for your near vision. Other multifocal lenses may have a gradual lens power change that offers a natural visual transition from close-up vision, like reading a book or menu, to distance vision. Our Plano optometrist fits patients for multifocal lenses that are both soft and rigid gas permeable. For daily wear, gas permeable lenses can offer sharper vision correction than softer multifocal lenses. However, these lenses will need a period of adaption and adjustment. Once your eyes are used to them, you will enjoy clear vision every day. Soft multifocal lenses are a more comfortable alternative for short-term use. They are a great option if you’re looking for lenses to wear on the weekend for outdoor activities or special occasions.
For our patients with astigmatism, our Plano optometrist is excited to announce that multifocal lenses are now available to address this vision condition in addition to myopia. Soft multifocal lenses use a special toric lens design to correct astigmatism. The lenses use unequal thickness zones to correctly rotate and position the eye for optimal clear vision.
Next Steps: Are You a Good Candidate for Multifocal Lenses?
You may be a good candidate for multifocal lenses if you currently wear contact lenses for myopia or astigmatism, and have notice a decrease in your near-field vision. For example, if you are reaching for a pair of reading glasses to read a book or restaurant menu, you may have presbyopia. While a pair of reading glasses may be a reasonable solution in a restaurant, it is not a great option for an active lifestyle. If you are out biking, jogging, or playing with your grandkids, you do not want to reach for a pair of reading glasses to make out an object up-close.
Contact Our Plano Optometrist Today!
Our Plano optometrist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if multifocal lenses are the right solution for your vision needs. While multifocal lenses cannot deliver the same high level of clarity that you’ll receive with bifocal or progressive eyeglass lenses, you will be able to live a more active life while minimizing the need for reading glasses.
For more information or to schedule your Plano vision appointment, call 972-964-3937.
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