Presbyopia Contact Lens
Presbyopia contact lens is special type of contact lens that can be used instead of glasses for correction of near distance in patients with presbyopia.
Presbyopia lens can be divided into three main categories: monovision, bifocal and multifocal lenses.
Types of Presbyopia Contact Lens
1- Monovision Contact Lenses
Monovision lenses are the most common ways of correction for presbyopia. Many patients show a strong preference for these type of lenses over bifocal soft lenses with success rate of 50% to 70% and in order to monovision correction to be successful, the brain must suppress blurred image from the defocused eye. Read more about Monovision Contact lens
2- Bifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal lenses are special type of contact lens that can be used for patient with presbyopia for correction of both the near and the far vision. It has two designs and each design has its advantages and disadvantages. Read more about Bifocal Contact Lenses
3- Multifocal Contact Lenses
It is called multifocal because it corrects more than near and far distances. It corrects the intermediate vision which is the vision that the patients use for tasks at 18 to 24 inches, such as working on computer.
When the lens has only near and far correction parts it is called bifocal but when it has intermediate part in addition to near and far, it is called multifocal. These lenses can also be called progressive contact lenses.
Examples of Multifocals are: