Eye Braces Clinic

Bifocal / Multifocal Contact Lenses

Are you finding it difficult to focus on nearby items and see distant objects?

Presbyopia is the term for this condition, which is a type of age-related vision problem. In the past, the only option for near vision correction related to presbyopia was wearing reading glasses.

But now, with the advancement of technology, Presbyopia patients have the option to choose specialty contact lens.

As a comparable alternative to reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses combine the best of both worlds by eliminating the need for glasses while providing excellent close, intermediate and far vision.

Wondering if multifocal contacts are right for you?

Let Eye Braces Clinic help you pick the best vision eyewear for your vision needs!

wearing multifocal contact lenses

How Multifocal Lenses Work

Multifocal contacts come in both soft lens and rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) lens materials. Multifocal contact lenses work due to three focal points:

– one for reading and up-close vision

– one for intermediate vision

– one for faraway objects or distance vision correction

This allows you to switch between different activities with ease. You can, for example, look at the GPS on your car dashboard and also read road signs while driving.

The soft contact lenses are comfortable to wear on a part-time basis, making them ideal for daily, weekly or monthly use.

GP multifocal contact lenses, in many circumstances, provide clearer vision compared to soft multifocal contacts. However, new multifocal contact lenses often require an adjustment period due to their stiff structure, even if you already regularly wear contact lenses.

After conditioning your eyes with daily use, rigid gas permeable lenses will become more comfortable.

Multifocal contact lenses

Types of Multifocal Contact Lenses

There are currently several types of multifocal contact lens which can be prescribed by your eye doctor:
  • Multifocal contact lenses: Designed with a gradual transition in lens power, enabling a natural visual transition from afar to up-close, similar to progressive lenses in multifocal glasses.

  • Bifocal contact lenses: Have clearly split top (for primary refractive errors, like myopia or astigmatism) and bottom (helps with presbyopia) focus zones

  • Concentric multifocal lenses: Consist of rings (concentric circles) rather than top-to-bottom segments. Concentric multifocal contact lens wearers may experience better visual acuity compared to the above mentioned types.

Getting the Perfect Multifocal Contact Lenses with Eye Braces Clinic

Assessing your eyes to customise the perfect multifocal lenses

The process for getting multifocal contact lenses is more comprehensive compared to monovision contact lenses. Either type of contact lens material will require a thorough contact lens fitting and assessment.

Let Eye Braces Clinic help you get the perfect multifocal contact lenses for your vision needs!

We consider every factor to ensure that you receive the right contact lenses to suit your multiple vision problems, such as:

  • Pupil size: Multifocal contact lenses must be within the pupils’ range of adjustment to ensure clear vision at near, far and intermediate distances.

  • Cornea shape: Using multiple tests, we will ensure that your multifocal contacts fit according to your exact shape to minimise movement during wear.

  • Lifestyle: We also consider your lifestyle factors in order to determine the best solution when choosing multifocal contact lenses for you.

All these factors allow us to customise multifocal contact lenses that are the correct fit for you. Through your entire journey, our optometrist will be there to answer your questions and address concerns.

Find your right pair of bifocal or multifocal contact lenses with Eye Braces Clinic today!