There’s No Reason For Granny’s Readers! Wear Multifocal Contact Lenses Instead!


Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

You wake up in the morning, yawn and stretch, and finally head out to the kitchen to scrounge up a good breakfast. You grab your favorite cereal and, squinting through your glasses, hold back the cereal box so you can read the nutritional value through your bifocals.

After dishing out a good-sized bowl of your delicious cereal, you take it to the dining room table, grab the morning paper, and start to read it. Well… by read it, we mean that you have to squint and hold it away from you, not because of the newsprint’s pungent smell, but because you can’t see the feature story under the main headline.

If this is you and you’re sick of your reading glasses or simply tired of holding print materials far away from you so you can actually READ them, then do we have great news for you!

You can say good-bye to your granny readers and invest in multifocal contact lenses instead!

Multifocal contact lenses, which have a range of powers of seeing clearly far away, up close, and everywhere in between, are designed to help maintain and improve your vision when you reach your 40’s and beyond. Around this stage in life, everyone develops presbyopia, a condition which forces you to hold reading material farther away from your eyes so you may see it correctly.

There are two types of multifocal contact lenses that will help you maintain good vision – simultaneous vision lenses and alternating lenses.

Simultaneous vision lenses are the most popular type of multifocal contact lenses. With these lenses, both distance and near zones of the lens are in front of your pupil… at the same time! Sure, it sounds a bit unworkable, but after just a short period of time, your visual system learns to use the power you need and ignore the other lens powers. These lenses are typically soft lenses.

Alternating vision lenses, also called translating lenses, are designed like bifocal glasses lenses. The top part of the lens houses the distance power while the bottom part of the lens contains the near power. As you look straight ahead, your eye is looking through the distance part of the lens, and whenever you look down (like when you read the morning paper or your favorite novel), your pupils shift (translate) into the near zone of the lens.  These lenses are gas permeable lenses, which provide great optics with a slight compromise in comfort.

So now that you know what multifocal contact lenses are, the next question to ask yourself is, “Will these cool lenses work for me?”

In short, most people who try these lenses are quite satisfied them.   Our doctors can let you know if you are a good candidate at your annual eye examination.  And remember, we guarantee contact lens success at Performance Eyecare, so you have nothing to lose to give them a try.

 If you want to know more about multifocal contact lenses or would like to schedule an appointment, then pick up the phone at (618) 234-3053! Check us out at our website at to see what we can do for you! Contact us today so you can kiss your granny glasses good-bye tomorrow!