Due to the fact there are multiple prescriptions, multifocal contact lenses can cost more than ordinary lenses. Multifocal contact lenses tend to have a gradual transition, unlike bifocal contact lenses, which have a sharper edge.
They also come in two main types of designs. The most common is a set of concentric circles of different prescriptions for the different viewing distances. The second is a blended design; this type of lens keeps the near and distance prescriptions close to the centre of the eye.
While there are many advantages to multifocal lenses, they are not right for everyone. Disadvantages include:
If you want to speak to your optician regarding multifocal contact lenses, please contact your nearest Scrivens branch today.