Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are not your grandparents’ bifocals. They are designed to help people who have trouble with their vision, both close up and far away. This condition is called presbyopia.
Because multifocal contact lenses are more complex than normal contacts, it is important to have the perfect fit so you can see as well as possible. It may take a little extra time and cost a little bit more, but it is worth having good vision without needing your thick eyeglasses.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from presbyopia but really want to try contacts, it is really important to find someone who is skilled at fitting patients who are hard to fit. These hospitals will have special equipment to measure your cornea even better so you can have the best fit possible.