Have you ever been frustrated with your vision, having to constantly switch between reading glasses and distance glasses? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience this same issue as they age. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help you see both near and far clearly with bifocal contact lenses. At Advanced Optical in Virginia, MN, Dr. Melicher has helped many of our patients improve their vision with bifocal contact lenses.
What Are Bifocal Contact Lenses?
Bifocal contact lenses are specialized lenses that correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness. This type of lens has two distinct vision correction prescription lenses in one. The top part of the lens helps you see clearly in the distance, while the bottom part allows you to see up close.
How Do Bifocal Contact Lenses Work?
Bifocal contact lenses work in a similar way to bifocals or progressive glasses. The two prescription powers are blended together in the lens, so you can focus on both near and far objects. Many people find that bifocal contact lenses provide a more natural vision correction than traditional reading glasses.
Different Types of Bifocal Contact Lenses
There are several different types of bifocal contact lenses available on the market. The most common type is the center-distance design, which has the distance prescription in the center of the lens with a reading power surrounding it. There is also an alternating vision design, which has distance powers on the top half of the lens and reading powers on the bottom.
The Benefits of Bifocal Contact Lenses
Many benefits come with wearing bifocal contact lenses. Some of the common ones include:
- Improved vision for both near and far objects
- Less need to carry reading glasses or distance glasses
- A more natural vision correction solution
- The ability to participate in activities without having to worry about your vision
- Better vision overall
Get in Touch with Advanced Optical in Virginia, MN
If you're ready to improve your vision and ditch your reading glasses or distance glasses, bifocal contact lenses may be the right solution. To learn more about this type of lens and how it can benefit your vision, contact Advanced Optical. Dr. Melicher is happy to answer any questions you have and help you find a vision correction method that works for you. Call our team today at (218) 741-3000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.