Traditional contact lenses are manufactured to a single prescription strength. However, many people need a lens that can accommodate several prescriptions. Multifocal contacts (also known as progressive contacts) are a convenient alternative to keeping several pairs of glasses handy. Show moreless
Types of Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contacts are available as daily and extended-wear lenses. Your eye doctor will help find the product that meets your vision care needs. Options include simultaneous vision lenses, segmented lenses, and bifocal contacts. The differences among these lenses are subtle but important. For example, simultaneous vision lenses are used when more than two prescriptions are required. Segmented lenses have a solid border between prescriptions. Bifocal lenses are limited to two prescription powers.
Comfort & Price
Multifocal contacts are comfortable to wear, though there can be a brief period of adjustment if this is your first experience with them. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist should explain what to expect when trying multifocal contacts for the first time.
Multifocal lenses are complex, so they do cost more than standard single-vision contacts. That being said, you’d have to buy at least two pairs of glasses to handle multiple prescriptions.
Top Brands for Multifocal Contacts
Many contact lens manufacturers offer multifocal lenses, including AIR OPTIX, Proclear, ACUVUE, Biofinity, and DAILIES. Let your eye doctor know if you have a brand preference since they’ll need to include that information when writing your prescription.
Shopping for Multifocal Contact Lenses at Eyeconic
Eyeconic is the best place to buy multifocal contacts online. We have a large selection of lenses from major brands and accept VSP, MetLife, and Cigna vision benefits on our site. You can also apply FSA/HSA dollars to your purchase and we offer free shipping on every order. Finally, you can schedule a free post-purchase contact lens consultation with a VSP eye doctor to make sure your new multifocal contacts are a perfect fit.