Multifocal contact lenses have different lens powers that target vision at different distances from the wearer. They are contact lenses that contain multiple prescriptions in a single lens.
This all-in-one lens helps people with presbyopia by correcting age-related vision problems caused by their eyes inability to focus on objects up close.
Multifocal contact lenses, like progressive eyeglasses, have a smooth and gradual transition between the prescription for reading and seeing things close up, the prescription for normal distance, and viewing things far away in the distance.
There are two types of multifocal contact lenses. Multifocal contact lenses are available in soft, gas permeable, or hard lens materials. The concentric design is the most commonly used. This type offers a set of concentric circles with various lens powers for various viewing distances.
Communication with your eye doctor is the most important thing to remember when selecting multifocal contact lenses. Your eye doctor will need to know about your lifestyle, hobbies, and regular activities, as well as your prescriptions, in order to discuss the best options for you.