Bifocal contact lenses are a type of lens used to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Our optometrists at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston offer a variety of bifocal contact lenses and glasses to choose from. We will work with you to find the perfect bifocal lens for your vision needs.
Types of Bifocal Contact Lenses
There are several types of bifocal contact lenses available, each with its benefits. They include:
Soft Bifocal Lenses
These contacts are made of a soft, flexible material that is comfortable to wear. They are available in both daily and monthly disposable options.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
These lenses are made of a hard, rigid material that allows oxygen to pass through. They are less likely to cause dry eyes and provide better clarity of vision than soft lenses.
These contacts are a combination of rigid and soft materials, providing the best of both worlds. They are available in both daily and monthly disposable options.
Which Conditions Do Bifocal Contact Lenses Treat?
An eye doctor prescribes bifocal contact lenses to correct presbyopia, which is a condition that causes the eye to lose its ability to focus on close objects. You can also use bifocal lenses to correct other vision problems, such as:
When you are nearsighted, you can see objects close to you clearly, but objects in the distance appear blurry. This is because the eye is unable to focus on distant objects.
When you are farsighted, you can see objects far away from you clearly, but objects close to you appear blurry. This is because the eye is unable to focus on close objects.
Astigmatism is a condition that causes the eye to have an irregular shape. This can cause objects to appear blurry or distorted.
Things to Consider When Choosing Bifocal Contact Lenses
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing bifocal contact lenses, such as:
- Your lifestyle - If you lead an active lifestyle, choose lenses that will not limit your activities.
- Your vision needs - An eye doctor can help you choose lenses that will correct your specific vision needs.
- Your budget - Bifocal contact lenses can range in price, so it is important to consider your budget when deciding.
Contact Our Optometrists for Bifocal Contact Lenses
Glasses are not the only option for correcting vision problems. Bifocal contact lenses are an excellent alternative for those who want to improve their vision without sacrificing style or comfort. Our optometrists at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston will help you find the perfect type of lens for your needs. Call our team today at (248) 922-1862 to learn more or to book an appointment.