Bifocal contact lenses have been developed for people who have both nearsightedness and presbyopia. Bifocal lenses provide correction for both near and distance vision on each lens. A number of designs are available in hard and soft lenses.
There are two main types of bifocal contact lenses:
Some people are not satisfied with bifocal contact lenses. They may:
Some vision problems cannot be corrected very well by current designs for bifocal lenses.
Also, because they are more complex, bifocal contact lenses require a longer fitting process and are usually more expensive than single-vision contacts.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology|
|Last Revised||June 24, 2011|
Last Revised: June 24, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
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