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Multifocal contact lenses – a convenient option for presbyopia 

People who are over 40 and who are finding it increasingly difficult to read small print are usually experiencing a phenomenon called presbyopia. This is not a disease, but a perfectly normal physiological process that everyone goes through sooner or later: as we grow older, our eyes lose their ability to focus on near objects, also known as accommodation in technical jargon. Presbyopia can generally be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. One convenient option for correction are progressive contact lenses, so-called multifocal contact lenses.  

What do we mean by multifocal contact lenses?

Just like varifocal glasses, multifocal contact lenses from CooperVision enable sharp vision at long, medium and short distances, in every stage of presbyopia. 

What are the advantages of multifocal contact lenses over varifocal glasses?

Unlike varifocal glasses, multifocal contact lenses provide the best vision at all distances without having to change your head position for different zones of vision. What's more, they offer many other advantages compared to glasses: Contact lenses do not fog up or slip, regardless of the activity being performed, which makes them the perfect companions for sport and leisure. Contact lenses do not change the appearance, and since the "natural" look is preserved, they increase the feeling of well-being, especially when ametropia has been diagnosed for the first time and correction becomes necessary. 

Why is good advice so important for multifocal contact lenses?

When choosing suitable multifocal contact lenses, personal visual requirements play a special role, alongside the question of what proportion of the wearer's daily activities involve vision at long, medium and short distances. In other words, at the optician's, contact lenses are coordinated with the requirements and lifestyle of the wearer – which means the wearer does not have to change their activities because of their contact lenses.

Deciding on multifocal lenses 

How do you know if multifocal contact lenses are suitable for you? We list some of the advantages and disadvantages. 
Multifocal contact lenses offer a number of advantages, including:  

  • Continuously sharp vision in all directions of vision and at all distances – short, medium and long – with natural head and body positioning.

  • No need for glasses for almost all distances and activities.

  • Multifocal contact lenses can also be worn if the wearer suffers from astigmatism. 

Multifocal contact lenses are available as disposable soft lenses, 2-week lenses, monthly lenses and yearly lenses. 

Multifocal contact lenses sit directly on the eye and, unlike glasses, follow every movement of the eye. 

Multifocal lenses have many positive characteristics and only a few disadvantages: 

  • Just as with varifocal glasses, fitting multifocal lenses involves a learning phase in which the brain continually adapts to the new visual experience. Contact lens wearers may therefore experience blurred vision and increased sensitivity to glare during the initial phase (approx. 2 weeks).

  • Due to the more complex design, multifocal lenses are also more expensive than monovision contact lenses. 

Are you interested and would you like to try out multifocal contact lenses? 

Multifocal contact lenses from CooperVision

CooperVision's comprehensive portfolio of multifocal contact lenses puts an end to reading deficiencies due to presbyopia. Discover the wide range of multifocal contact lenses from CooperVision!