Contact Lenses for All Ages: Multifocal Contact Lenses

Over 100 million people around the world enjoy the convenience and freedom of contact lenses. In past years, the majority of contact lens wearers were women aged between 18 and 35 years of age due to the cosmetic appeal. However, in recent times contact lenses are being worn by a wider age and gender demographics due to the convenience and suitability for people who lead an active lifestyle.

Contacts are now available to be worn either daily, fortnightly, and monthly giving people more choice and freedom, making them easier to be worn just on the weekends e.g. special occasions, or sports days. This gives people the option to mix and match with their spectacles.

Contacts are no longer a choice just for ‘younger people’ as you can also get contact lenses in a multifocal design which incorporates both distance and reading in one lens. These lenses use an ingenious design to simultaneously correct all ranges of vision enabling wearers to use them for all day to day activities.

So are you suitable for multifocal contact lenses? After a short assessment by your optometrist, you will be advised on what options there are and which type will suit you most.

All lenses will be trialled with you to make sure they provide the necessary comfort and performance that you need. The goal is always to find the right solution for each person and to decide on the length of wear and type of wear necessary.

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About optometrists

Optometrists are experts in vision care who diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of vision problems, eye diseases and ocular conditions. By prescribing spectacles, contact lenses, visual aids and other treatments, optometrists help their patients maximise and retain good vision for life.

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