At Warm Springs Optometric Group, in Fremont, we can prescribe multifocal and multifocal contact lenses to provide you with clear vision at any distance. Here are three things our optometrist wants you to know about multifocal contact lenses.
When Might Multifocal Contact Lenses be Needed?
About age 40, all of us develop issues with near vision. The term optometry care professionals use for this condition is presbyopia. It's more commonly known as farsightedness, although farsightedness isn't quite the same thing.
In early midlife nearly everyone has trouble focusing on our phones, our laptops, and reading materials of all kinds. For a while, it helps to hold objects farther away to get them in better focus, but we all reach a point the only answer is corrective lenses. If you wear contacts, or if you need to wear contacts, the best solution is Multifocal contact lenses.
Multifocal contact lenses come as rigid, gas-permeable contacts and as soft contacts. The main difference between hard and soft contact lenses is that hard contacts don’t bend. Soft contacts are more comfortable to wear. If you have astigmatism, hard contacts will give you better vision correction.
We have multiple options for treating presbyopia. Sometimes the best vision solution is to give you one contact lens for distant vision and another contact lens for near vision.
There are concentric contact lenses that give you sharp distance vision in the center and sharp close vision around the edges. Since you usually need better up-close vision in lower-light situations, the pupils of your eyes will naturally open wider and take advantage of the near vision correction around the edges of the lens.
There are segmented contact lenses that stay in place as your eye moves, allowing you to look through the part of the contact that gives you the sharpest image of what you want to see. And there are options for stylish eyeglasses with progressive lenses that help you look sophisticated without the stigma attached to wearing “readers.”
At our office, we can help you achieve your best vision for every activity in your life.
Warm Springs Optometric Group is here to provide you and your family with regular eye exams or any eye emergency. We will focus on finding you the correct lenses and ensure you can clearly see how our optometry team is the best in the area. Call us (510) 490-0287 if you are in Fremont, CA to schedule your appointment today!