Bifocal Contact Lenses
Eyeglasses have been the traditional eye care approach to vision correction. Bifocals are eyeglasses with two different prescription powers in a single lens, allowing wearers to see clearly at near and far distances. A visible line separates these two prescriptions, or this line can be blended gradually, depending on the type of bifocal contact lens. They are commonly prescribed to individuals with presbyopia, a natural age-related condition that affects the eye's ability to focus on nearby objects.
Bifocal contact lenses are specialty contact lenses designed to address this common age-related vision condition for more convenience. In addition, you won't have to worry about frames in your peripheral vision. Read below for more information about bifocal contact lenses. VistaSite Eyecare in the Bronx, White Plains, and Yonkers, NY, are here to help.
It may take some time for patients to adapt to bifocal contact lenses, as they require learning to shift the gaze correctly to use the appropriate part of the lens for different distances. However, once wearers become accustomed to them, bifocal contact lenses can provide convenient vision correction for near and distance tasks without reading glasses.
Bifocal Design for Eye Care
The bifocal design in eyeglasses or contact lenses incorporates two different prescription powers in a single lens to address distance and near vision needs. This design helps those with presbyopia achieve clear vision at various distances, without switching between multiple glasses.
Bifocal lenses are typically designed for the user and manufactured per the eye doctor's prescription after an eye exam. This way, they match the user’s needs exactly. In addition, as your eyes change over time, our optometrist's prescription must be updated.
Helping Eye and Vision Needs
Our eye doctors can map your eye for dimensions, confirm existing conditions, and provide the needed prescription for your glasses and contacts. Don’t struggle with squinting or zooming in on a mobile phone screen. Schedule an optometrist appointment at our clinic, and we can start putting you back on track with clear vision. Periodic eye exams can also keep your prescription current. VistaSite Eyecare in the Bronx, White Plains, and Yonkers, NY, protect you from issues that might develop without noticeable symptoms. Call us at (718) 324-2020 to schedule an appointment.