If you prefer wearing multifocal contact lenses instead of eyeglasses, we also make multifocal lenses. You can get them in bifocal, trifocal, or even progressive lenses! But what are multifocal lenses and how do they work? We explain everything you need to know:
Choosing the Right Type Multifocal Contacts
There are different multifocal lenses to choose from. Depending on what you need, you may get bifocal lenses to help you see things far away and up close or trifocal lenses which have the middle portion of the lens offering correction for intermediate vision. If you want a smoother progression from one correction lens to the next, you may also need progressive lenses.
It’s also important to have your eyes checked at our center so that we can determine the right type of multifocal lenses for you. For instance, if you have dry eyes, recentration is much more difficult and objects will be blurry because your eye is not getting the proper correction it needs. Having dry eyes may prove multifocal lenses to be difficult to use because this needs to move easily over your eye to re-center itself after every blink. Fortunately, our comprehensive eye exam can help you decide which is your best option.
Wearing Them Can Be a Pain at First
It’s natural to feel a bit uncomfortable when wearing your multifocal lenses at first, as it will give you dizziness, headaches, depth perception issues, and peripheral vision distortion. However, this won’t last long, as your eyes will eventually adjust and get used to your new contacts.
The more your lenses are personalized to your needs, the faster you’ll adapt. But to adapt quickly, be sure to have it done by a trusted eye doctor who can design it especially so that it’s personalized for your lifestyle. You can start by making an appointment with Nova Vision Center today! Just contact us at (703) 578-3600 or through our convenient online form. We serve Falls Church, Arlington, and neighboring VA areas.