Contact Lenses for Presbyopia

Bifocal contact lenses and monovision are contact lens options for people who are hard to fit because of presbyopia. Like bifocal and progressive eyeglass lenses, bifocal and multifocal contacts have a more complex design than regular lenses, and precise fitting is essential for good results. Therefore, finding the best contact lenses to correct presbyopia typically is a more time-consuming and costly process than a regular contact lens fitting. The same is true for monovision contact lens fittings. However, the result usually is worth the extra time and expense. Improvements in multifocal contacts have increased satisfaction with these lenses in recent years, and most wearers are very pleased about how the lenses decrease their dependence on reading glasses.