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.