Have you started noticing that your vision isn't quite what it used to be? In particular, your near vision when reading a newspaper or menu in a restaurant? This may be because your eyes have developed presbyopia, it might sound scary, but don't worry it happens to everyone, usually throughout their 40s and is easily corrected.
Presbyopia and multifocal contact lenses
As we age, there is a gradual change in the flexibility of the lens of the eye which affects your ability to focus on near objects. This common eye condition is known as presbyopia and is easily corrected through the use of multifocal contact lenses. Multifocal lenses have come a long way from their humble beginnings; and are now fitted with three different prescription types in one lens, meaning you can clearly see objects near, far and in-between. The days of varifocal glasses being the only option are long gone!
If you would like to learn more about the signs of presbyopia and how multifocal lenses can help, take a look at our article 'Long Arm Syndrome: demystifying presbyopia'.
Advice on choosing Multifocal contact lenses
If you are experiencing presbyopia and would like to try a new lens, we can happily recommend one of our top 5 multifocal lenses.
For all day comfort you should look out for lenses with technologies that help to retain moisture. One of the most popular multifocal contact lenses is 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL which are designed to help you experience clear vision - near, far and in between. And because they're part of the 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST family, which uses LACREON® technology to lock in moisture, it helps ensure your eyes stay comfortable all day.
If you need some guidance on which multifocal lenses will suit you best, below are our top 5 best-selling multifocal contact lenses.
1. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL contact lenses by Johnson & Johnson are our bestselling multifocal contact lens. So, if you are looking for a comfortable and moist multifocal lens with the latest technology to allow you to see clearly near, far and in between, why not arrange a fitting with your optician to discuss 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL contact lenses?
2. Biofinity Multifocal
Biofinity Multifocal monthly multifocal lenses can be worn up to 30 days when properly stored. They will remain comfortable with your eyes feeling moist throughout wear. This is thanks to the water content of the lenses and the extremely breathable nature of the lens surface.
3. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal
With Air Optix Multifocal, your eyes will remain fresh and comfortable throughout wear. This is because the lens features TriComfort technology, and is a porous lens, meaning more oxygen can reach the eye. These lenses have been designed to ease the strain you can sometimes feel after prolonged use of computer or mobile phone screens. Wear confidently throughout the month at high comfort levels.
4. Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
Whether you play sport regularly or only want to wear lenses on special occasions, Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal daily multifocal lenses can give you the freedom you crave. With Alcon's Precision Profile design, these lenses are exceptionally comfortable even for long periods.
5. Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal are comfortable silicone hydrogel contact lenses which correct the eye condition presbyopia. Silicone hydrogel lenses are known for being the most breathable contact lens material available. Because more oxygen can permeate the lens compared to traditional lenses, it may result in healthy looking and feeling eyes.