As you age, your vision can change in a way that makes it difficult to focus on items that are close to your face. While contact lenses in Austin are often thought of as an option for people with typical vision impairments, multifocal lenses are a good option for older adults who have more varied vision issues.

What are multifocal contacts?

Multifocal contact lenses have more than one power level integrated into the lens. For example, multifocal contacts may have power levels that are suitable for when you are looking at things from a distance and another that you look through when viewing things close up. Some lenses even have progressive builds, that give you a gradual change in strength or power as you look from down to up.

Who is a good candidate for multifocal contact lenses?

The best candidates for multifocal contact lenses tend to be those who are already in need of bifocal glasses or have varied vision needs. For instance, if you already wear contact lenses but you often reach for reading glasses when trying to read something nearby, you may be a good candidate for multifocal contact lenses.

Are multifocal contacts hard to get used to?

Just as it can take a little time to get accustomed to bifocals, you may also need a bit of an adjustment period to get used to using your multifocal lenses. Usually, patients are comfortable with their new lenses within a few weeks.

Work with an Austin Optometrist for the Best Multifocal Contact Lenses

For the right person, multifocal contact lenses from an Austin eye doctor can be all-out life-changing. If you believe you would be a good candidate for these revolutionary lenses, reach out to us at Northwest Hills Eye Care to schedule an appointment.