Understanding Bifocal Contact Lenses and How They Can Help You
Bifocal contact lenses offer a convenient way to correct distance and near vision without requiring glasses. Understanding what these lenses can do for your vision can help ensure you make the best choice for your visual needs and lifestyle. Today's Vision Creekside in Tomball, TX, can prescribe bifocal contact lenses for patients across Tomball and The Woodlands, TX. Our optometry team is here to tell you about these lenses and how they can give you more comfortable and vivid vision.
What Are Bifocal Contacts?
Bifocal contact lenses contain two sections to correct nearby and distance vision. Most bifocals contain a prescription for distance vision in the top part of the lens, while the bottom section has a prescription for near vision. Another type of bifocals uses concentric rings to correct your vision. The center of the lens will have a standard prescription, while the surrounding ring contains a prescription to correct near vision.
Who Can Benefit From Bifocals?
Bifocal contact lenses can help correct two refractive vision errors simultaneously. Your optometrist will typically prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct a refractive vision error. However, your optometrist may prescribe bifocal lenses if you have two vision errors. For example, you need a single prescription to correct distance vision if you only have nearsightedness, but you require bifocals if you have nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Another vision error bifocal contact lenses can help with is presbyopia. Presbyopia develops as you age, causing issues with your near vision. This refractive vision error usually occurs once you reach 40 years old due to the natural deterioration of your eyes. If you already had a vision error before developing presbyopia, you may require bifocal contacts to correct your eyesight.
Benefits of Bifocal Contacts
Bifocal contacts provide several benefits besides correcting refractive vision errors. Some of the benefits you can experience by wearing bifocal contact lenses include:
• You do not require glasses: Bifocal contact lenses can significantly improve your vision without requiring eyeglasses. These lenses provide all the same benefits as bifocal glasses with less hassle and more convenience.
• Clearer vision than glasses: Some people find bifocal contact lenses give them better vision than bifocal glasses. Contacts sit on the lens of your eye, allowing for clear vision without looking through the lens of a glass. These also prevent you from looking over or under the prescription lens.
• Younger appearance: Many patients find bifocal contact lenses to give them a younger appearance when compared to glasses. Glasses are also more cumbersome to wear than bifocal contacts.
Visit Your Optometrist Near You at Today's Vision Creekside to Get Bifocal Contact Lenses Today
Bifocal contact lenses provide a more convenient and comfortable alternative to bifocal glasses for correcting your vision, so contact Today’s Vision Creekside in Tomball, TX, to experience the benefits of bifocal contacts today. Call us and schedule an appointment at (346) 808-7342 if you are searching for an optometrist near you in Tomball and The Woodlands, TX.