Bifocal Contact Lenses at Our Naples, FL, Ophthalmology Clinic
“Generic" single-vision contact lenses have always done a great job of correcting your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Now that you're past the age of 40, however, are you finding it harder and harder to bring near objects or text into focus, or to switch between near vision and distance vision? This common problem is easily corrected by bifocals, but those bifocals don't have to take form of glasses. Here at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, we can equip you with bifocal contact lenses that perform the same kind of vision correction.
Presbyopia and the Need for Multifocal Lenses
Many vision problems are caused by simple refractive errors, in which the incoming light doesn't focus precisely on the retinal wall due to some abnormality of eyeball, lens, or corneal shape. Blurry vision in a single distance field can be corrected easily enough with single-vision eyeglasses of contact lenses. You might be perfectly content with this arrangement until you approach middle age, and a new eye condition called presbyopia rears its ugly head. Presbyopia is an eye focusing problem related to increasing stiffness of the eye's lens, which makes it harder for the attached muscles to adjust the lens's focus naturally.
Presbyopia causes many people who never needed corrective lenses before to reach for a pair of readers or other eyewear whenever they need to perform near-vision tasks. People who already wear single-vision lenses may now need additional correction for their vision on top of what they already had. In the world of eyeglasses, this problem is often solved with bifocal lenses, which contain both near-vision and distance vision correction. This same principal goes into the creation of bifocal contact lenses, which provide multiple corrective fields to compensate for presbyopia.
Your Ophthalmologist Has the Answers
Either ophthalmologist at our clinic can determine your degree of presbyopia in a vision exam and then help you get the bifocal contact lenses you need. A contact lens exam gives the additional information necessary to steer you toward the perfect contact lens product for your individual eyes. You can choose from:
- Concentric contacts, which alternate near and distance fields in concentric rings
- Segmented contacts, with the near and vision segments in separate fields
- Aspheric lenses, which correspond to progressive eyeglass lenses
Ask Naples Eye Physicians for Your Bifocal Contact Lenses
Our ophthalmology clinic can help you make the transition to presbyopia in style. Call Naples Eye Physicians at 239-262-6288 to schedule an eye/vision test and a contact lens exam!