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Bifocal Contact Lenses at Eye Site of Houston and Katy, Texas

If you have difficulties seeing objects that are close up as well as things in the distance but you do not like the idea of wearing bifocal eyeglasses, then perhaps bifocal contact lenses would be an appropriate option. The team at Eye Site of Houston and Katy in Texas has years of experience in examining patients for bifocal lenses and setting them up with a prescription for contacts.

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What Are Bifocal Contact Lenses?

Conventional, single vision contacts include just one prescription and are designed to either help patients see close up items that would be blurry without corrective lenses or to get a better view of distant things, such as a street sign. 

In contrast, bifocal contact lenses come with two different prescriptions, so the wearer can see near and far items equally clearly, making them very convenient.

How Do They Work?

Currently there are two main types of multifocal contact lenses, simultaneous and segmented.

Simultaneous vision types involve specific regions in the lens. You simply use the area of the contact lens that will improve focusing power for something near, such as a restaurant menu, or something farther away, such as a person walking into the restaurant.

Segmented vision types are rigid gas permeable bifocal contacts. The top area of the contact lens has the right prescription for looking at far away objects. The bottom area of the contact lens has the prescription that you need for looking at close up items like a book.

Who Are They Recommended For?

It’s a natural part of the aging process that people will start having problems seeing items such as a book held in their lap or details on a computer screen. Patients who require corrective lenses to see more clearly when items are nearby or far away are potential candidates for being fitted with bifocal contact lenses. 

For example, if you must look down at notes or a book while in a staff meeting and also need to look up across the room to see your colleagues many feet away, you do not want to have to keep putting on one pair of glasses and then another. 

And of course, switching from contacts designed to correct nearsightedness to contacts for improving farsightedness is impractical when you must keep shifting between two different.

You’ll need to visit your eye doctor and undergo an exam and consultation before it can be determined whether bifocal contact lenses are suitable for you.

Make an Appointment for an Exam to get Bifocal Contact Lenses Today

Improved vision so that can see near as well as distant items is just a phone call away. If you think bifocal contact lenses are right for you and are now ready to explore your options, please call us today to set up a contact lens exam at Eye Site of Houston and Katy, Texas today.


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