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What Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

If you normally wear multifocal glasses, multifocal contact lenses can provide you with the same crisp, clear vision you enjoy with glasses, but with the added convenience contacts are renowned for.

Multifocal contact lenses, like multifocal glasses, have a variety of optical powers so you can see clearly at a distance, close up, and everywhere in between. They’re ideal for reading menus and participating in sports without needing to lug around a pair of glasses.

What Are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Multifocal contacts combine multiple prescriptions in a single lens, making it easy for your focus to switch between close-up, intermediate, and far-away prescriptions.

How do multifocal lenses work?

Like multifocal eyeglasses, different areas on the contact lens are designed for different vision zones: distant, near, and intermediate. However, unlike multifocal eyeglass lenses, where the zones are organized from top to bottom, multifocal contacts contain zones, or rings, arranged from the center of the lens outward.

The central part of multifocal lenses provides clear distance vision, while the outer ring is dedicated to near vision. The middle rings in between provide intermediate vision.

To watch a sporting event in a stadium, you would look through the central ring. To read a book, your eyes would look down, through the outer rings of the lens. For computer use, your eyes would peer through the middle rings, which are focused for intermediate vision.

For people with multiple prescriptions, nothing beats the convenience of multifocal contact lenses.

To learn more about which type of multifocal contact lenses would best suit your eyes, contact Washington Eye Doctors in Washington, D.C..

At Washington Eye Doctors, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 202-335-5032 or book an appointment online to see one of our Washington, D.C. eye doctors.

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