Soft Bifocal Contact Lenses
Soft bifocal contact lenses have corresponding designs to gas permeable ones and though they are available in various parameters most soft bifocal lenses use a simultaneous vision design. As with rigid simultaneous contacts both distant and near images are focused on the retina simultaneously and perfect vision can be obtained by selective viewing of near or distant images by the patient.
Soft bifocal contact lens designs may be near centered or distant and have both the distance and near zone located in the pupil area. Aspheric soft contact lenses have an anterior or posterior aspheric surface. In the former, the plus power is located towards the center of the lens and is ideal for patients requiring better distance vision in bright light. In the latter the lenses have increasing plus power peripherally and are ideal for people whose vocation or lifestyle demands near vision in bright light.
Bifocal toric lenses--for presbyopic patients who also have an astigmatism--are also available in conventional vial and disposable or planned replacement multi packs and are offered in a wide range of powers. For further information or to book a contact lens appointment with one of our doctors please call any of our three Rochester, NY Cornerstone Eye Associates locations in Gates (585-328-0153), Brighton (585-244-2200) or Irondequoit (585-266-7880).
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