What Are the Different Types of Multifocal Contact Lenses?

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Contact Lenses are used for the correction of near vision and long distance vision. Multifocal contact lenses are designed with more than one lens power, targeting close vision at various distances away from the user. In simple terms, they are multifocal contact lenses with more than one prescriptions within a single lens. This is to improve the user’s vision, and to increase the patient’s comfort level as well. The multifocal contact lenses of today have revolutionized the eyewear industry and provided a new avenue of improving vision.

It was not easy to find the right contact lens designs. Multifocal contact lenses, with their numerous prescriptions within a single lens, had to be matched to the shape of the face. Not many people could afford the investment necessary to purchase such a product. However, advancements in materials and manufacturing technologies, along with the Dr. Seuss style of storytelling have led to the production of multifocal contact lenses that are available for purchase by almost anyone.

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There are three main categories of multifocal contact lenses available to today’s consumers. These are; toric contact lenses, which have two prescriptions in one lens, the so-called normal vision, and the versed or cross sections. The most popular among this category are the toric and versed combination, which corrects both near and far sight difficulties, making it the most recommended type of lens.

Another popular type of lens for vision correction is the Invisalign lenses. Unlike regular lenses, which must be worn for a certain period of time and cannot be worn during sleep, these are specially designed to be worn when sleeping. These lenses are fitted with tiny aligners that are worn on the eye’s natural teeth. The Invisalign lenses require no maintenance and are comfortable for daily wear.

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Finally, there are the standard multifocal contacts that are available at your local optometrist or ophthalmology office. These lenses require no maintenance and do not offer the convenience of being able to change prescription whenever you please. The standard lenses also have the disadvantage of being less durable than the Invisalign and toric lenses. In addition, the standard lenses also tend to be stiffer and have a smaller eye opening than the Invisalign and toric contacts. Therefore, unless you have a lot of vision problems, I recommend that you stick to the Invisalign or toric contact lenses for vision correction.

Now that you understand the different types of multifocal contacts currently available, how do you know which ones to choose? The first step in the process is to find a good eye care professional who can help you make the best decision based on your needs. If you wear glasses, the first thing you should do is visit your local optometrist or ophthalmology clinic to see what styles of lenses they have available for you. From there, you will be able to select the right one that fits your needs. Remember, your eye health is very important and the wrong lenses can cause serious eye damage, so you want to make sure you choose the right contact lens for you. Be sure to also schedule an initial consultation with your eye care professional to ensure that the contact lenses will be the most comfortable and effective fit.

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