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Multifocal contact lenses.

Multifocal contact lenses

Sick of reading glasses or multifocals?

If you’re over 45 and are struggling with reading glasses, then multifocal contact lenses could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

They are a great alternative for people who have presbyopia, particularly for those who wear multifocal glasses.

Like multifocal glasses, the contact lenses can be worn to correct your vision at a range of distances; far, intermediate and near.

They are soft contact lenses and are available in daily, fortnightly or monthly disposables.

They can also be custom-made to suit your exact eye shape (and generally replaced annually).

The latest generation contact lenses offer far superior success rates to previous designs.

Multifocal contact lenses are geared towards those with presbyopia – a condition that begins in the mid-forties and makes it increasingly harder to focus for near tasks such as reading and computers.

Normal contact lens wearers find they suddenly can’t see small print and it just gets worse year by year. Multifocal contact lenses have been around for many years but have previously never enjoyed widespread success, due in part to a compromise to the crispness of vision.

Many individuals who tried them gave up on them (only about 30% were successful) and went back to regular contact lenses for distance with a pair of reading glasses worn over the top. Others tried monovision – where one eye focuses for distance and one for near, but this comes with its own set of issues.

Success rates of multifocal contact lenses

The newest designs have a success rate of 70%, which is a huge improvement on previous generation multifocal contact lenses. Johnson and Johnson’s Acuvue daily disposable multifocal contact lens could offer you the freedom you need from your reading glasses.

How do multifocal contact lenses work?

The latest generation multifocal contact lenses allow clear vision at a range of distances through a series of concentric zones. The junctions between these zones are blended smoothly for superior comfort.

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Hard contact lenses

Hard contact lenses (also called RGPs) often provide clearer vision than soft lenses.

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