I wear multifocal glasses. What are my options for contact lenses?
There are basically three options. The first is that you’re fitted with single vision distance lenses and you wear reading glasses over the top when you need them. Secondly, you can be fitted with mono-vision. Where one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for reading. This may sound strange but 80% of people who require multifocal glasses opt for this as it is by far the most flexible and affordable option. Lastly you can be fitted for multifocal contact lenses. These work on a simultaneous vision theory, where at any one point looking into the distance you will see both a clear and blurred distance vision but your brain will only pick up the clear vision.
We can discuss this at length in the consultation room.
What is Orthokeratology?
Well, let’s start with the ancient Chinese people. They used to sleep with small rice bags covering their eyes to correct short sightedness temporarily. Today this has developed into corneal reshaping resulting in refractive correction without the aid of contact lenses or spectacles. This technique does have limitations and is not suitable for all prescriptions.
Am I suitable for contact lenses?
In essence there is a contact lens for everyone however; there are some reasons why you wouldn’t be suitable. These include prescription, limited tear production and material sensitivities to name a few. If you are interested in contact lenses please book an appointment and I will check your individual suitability.