It all started when the words on your book began appearing blurry until you moved it further away, or you suddenly noticed you had to squint to read your text messages on your phone. You booked an appointment to see your optician and found out your eyes are developing presbyopia.
First of all, we can’t stress this enough: it’s perfectly natural and absolutely nothing to worry about. There are 2 billion people around the world living with presbyopia as we speak, and opticians say that most of us will at some point in our lives. You see: it’s not just your muscles that change as you grow older, your eyes change too. So it makes sense that as your eye’s natural lens loses its flexibility over the years, it becomes harder to focus on nearby text. While it doesn’t exclusively affect people over 40, experts say that’s usually the time that most people begin to notice symptoms.
Back to your optician visit. They’ve taken you through treatment options and you selected the most fuss-free: multifocal contact lenses. But they don’t have time to run you through all the different contact lens products out there and how they would best suit your lifestyle. It’s not just a matter of correcting presbyopia, but also important to find lenses you can afford and that fit into your daily routine best, so it’s important not to be pigeon-holed with deciding.
Top 10 bestselling multifocal contact lenses
We stock a wide range of multifocal contact lenses by leading brands, so we put together a list of our top-selling multifocal products that our customers tried and loved during 2019. They cover daily, monthly and extended wear patterns, and cater to different eye care needs, such as dry eyes, astigmatism and much more.
1. 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal
The undisputed champion of multifocal contact lenses, 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal contact lenses are a complete favourite among our customers. Convenient, affordable and hygienic, they are the only multifocal contact lens with a customised design inspired by the natural changes of the eye.
The optic design of each lens prescription is optimised to reflect the natural variation in pupil size that occurs as we age and across the refractive range (hyperopia to myopia). Formulated with Lacreon technology, 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal contact lenses provide all-day comfort and moisture and clear vision at all distances: near, intermediate and far.
"Very comfortable and good clear vision. Competitive pricing and good value. "
Review by Anna (Posted on 21/09/2018)
"All good! Good lenses. Impressed with speedy delivery from Vision Direct."
Review by Pretty (Posted on 02/10/2018)
2. Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Multifocal
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal, by Alcon, are daily disposable contact lenses that provide both clarity of vision and superior comfort, as they are made using blink-activation technology that releases moisture into the lens with each blink.
"I am able to wear these all day every day which is a big improvement to my previous lenses."
Review by Jacqueline (Posted on 25/09/2018)
"Comfortable all day. Have tried other makes and they don't even come close for all day comfort and vision."
Review by Nicholas (Posted on 21/09/2018)
3. Biofinity Multifocal
If monthly contacts would suit you best, Biofinity Multifocal is a great option.
Made from silicone hydrogel, these lenses are durable, comfortable and provide crisp and clear vision for as long as you’re wearing them.
"Great lenses. A snip of the price of those from my local opticians but no loss in quality."
Review by Sandra (Posted on 31/10/2018)
"Star rating says it all - comfortable to wear, vision good and price from Vision Direct good value compared with High Street opticians."
Review by Philip (Posted on 24/09/2018)
4. Dailies Total 1 Multifocal
As the world’s first water gradient contact lenses, Dailies Total 1 Multifocal contain nearly 80% water.
These daily disposable lenses are designed to be highly breathable, keeping your eyes looking and feeling healthy and irritation-free throughout the day.
"An excellent lens, very comfortable, thin and easy to wear."
Review by Cheryl (Posted on 27/09/2018)
"Best I ever tried,just perfect"
Review by Malene (Posted on 24/09/2018)
5. Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Made from breathable silicone hydrogel, Clariti 1 Day Multifocal are daily disposable contact lenses that make for a seamless transition between prescriptions.
They include UVA and UVB blocking for an extra level of protection against sun damage.
"Excellent product always comfortable, good value for money and great service always arrive on time."
Review by Lynn (Posted on 01/10/2018)
"They are excellent lenses and the best I have found for my prescription."
Review by Andrew (Posted on 21/09/2018)
6. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal
Another monthly multifocal favourite, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal are made of an exceptionally smooth lens surface, which resists protein and deposit build-ups.
Their ultra-breathable lens material lets a high amount of oxygen through to your eye, while locking in water, keeping your eyes moist and hydrated.
"Have been wearing these lenses for around 6 years now and they’re still the best option on the market as far as I can tell."
Review by Michael (Posted on 22/09/2018)
"Very good lenses. Been using them for years."
Review by Marion (Posted on 21/09/2018)
7. Proclear 1 Day Multifocal
Proclear 1 Day Multifocal are daily disposable lenses utilizing CooperVision’s renowned technology that replicates the material of your eye for a comfortable and natural feeling.
These lenses are designed to lock in moisture, making them comfortable to wear all day and a suitable option for those with dry eyes.
"By far the best lenses I have ever worn (and I've been wearing lenses for 35 years!). To be able to see both distance and read text has been a revelation."
Review by Susan(Posted on 04/03/2018)
"Brilliant lenses, very comfortable and easy to use."
Review by Linda (Posted on 17/02/2018)
8. Purevision2 for Presbyopia
A popular monthly multifocal lens, PureVision2 for Presbyopia, from Bausch & Lomb can be worn for up to 16 hours a day, 17 days a week, making it ideal for those with busy lives.
This breathable material lets optimal amounts of oxygen into your eyes, keeping them irritation-free.
"Cannot fault these lenses. They are very easy to use and care for and allow me to read perfectly without needing glasses. Very comfortable too, even after a long day."
Review by Martin (Posted on 14/08/2018)
"Great comfortable lenses. Great price."
Review by Mark (Posted on 06/10/2018)
9. ACUVUE OASYS® for Presbyopia*
These two weekly multifocal contact lenses from ACUVUE® are another customer favourite. Made using Hydraclear® Plus to help stabilise the tear film, minimising dryness and maintaining moisture, ACUVUE OASYS® for Presbyopia are ideal for those looking for that extra bit of hydration.
With these lenses you’ll have balanced vision near, far and in-between, even in the most challenging environments.
"Excellent product and fast delivery time. Would recommend. Will be using this service when buying further contact lenses."
Review by Sue (Posted on 18/02/2015)
"I am very pleased with my lenses as they are easy to order,fast delivery and much cheaper to buy than the High street products."
Review by Maureen (Posted on 17/02/2015)
10. Proclear Multifocal
Proclear Multifocal, by CooperVision, offer high levels of comfort and clarity of vision to those with presbyopia.
These monthly lenses are ideal for those with stronger prescriptions, going up to -20.00 to +20.00 and can be worn for 30 consecutive days, provided they are cleaned and stored in solution every night.
"These lenses are the best I have tried so far and my vision is very sharp. Love them!"
Review by Selena (Posted on 28/03/2018)
"Good quality and easy to handle. I have used these lenses for 6 years now and am very content."
Review by Lea (Posted on 28/03/2014)
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* All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your optician.