Unbeknownst to many people, contacts can be bifocal or multifocal. Bifocal contact lenses, like glasses, contains two different areas of vision correction. Typically, the top portion of the lens is used for viewing objects at a distance, while the bottom portion is used to view closer objects.
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are particularly useful for individuals with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition brought on by age that cause the eye to lose the ability to focus on closer objects. This is a common condition that usually develops after age 40. Multifocal contact lenses are also very useful for active individuals who are frequently on the move, and do not want to be bothered with constantly carrying around a set of reading or other glasses.
If you’re interested in bifocal or multifocal contact lenses, please contact us today for an eye exam in Swansea, IL or Creve Coeur, MO!