Multifocal contact lenses provide clear vision at all distances for people who have refractive errors and also are experiencing the normal age-related decline in near vision called presbyopia. They offer the best of both worlds: no glasses, along with good near and distance vision. You cannot prevent presbyopia. In fact almost everyone will experience the condition at some point in their life. The causes of presbyopia are completely natural.
Since the eyes are just like every part of the body, they can lose flexibility with time. As the eyes get older, the lenses and muscles that used to change size and shape instantly can become hard and sluggish. As a result, they lose their ability to flex into focus, particularly at near distances. Having decreased close-up vision can affect your daily life. Common tasks such as reading or looking at your phone become troublesome. Multifocal contact lenses works with your eyes’ natural function. The result, is clear vision, near through far.
While regular contact lenses can only help near or farsightedness, multifocal lenses help you see clearly at all distances. If you wear glasses and are thinking about switching to contact lenses, you will need a contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam before you can move forward.
Whatever your vision challenge is, it can most likely be met with an array of specialty contact lenses customized for your individual vision needs. Wearing contact lenses will allow you to do all the things you love without the hassle of worrying about your eyeglasses. Contact us today at (805) 522-7007 to book an eye exam, or learn more about your options.