WHAT ARE MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES?

Multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions all in one lens. There is typically a prescription for very close objects, one prescription for normal objects viewed at a distance, and then prescriptions for intermediate distances. This setup helps people with presbyopia correct age-related vision problems where the eye can no longer focus on objects up close.

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to allow different lens powers that target vision at varying distances from the wearer. But how does this work, and does it make sense for your eyesight? We’ll help you explore multifocal contact lenses and how to think about whether they’re right for you.

ADVANTAGES TO MULTIFOCALS:

  • Better visual acuity for the range of distances from near to far
  • A less abrupt switch between prescriptions
  • The ability to see in most conditions without extra eyewear

FAQ’s ABOUT MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES

WHY SHOULD I USE THEM?

Contact Lenses are useful for those who are unable to wear specs all the time, whether it be for work or for sporting activities or if you would like the option not to have to wear specs.


DO I HAVE TO LOOK DOWN TO READ LIKE IN MY VARIFOCAL GLASSES?

No.  When we read our eyes converge (move together) and our pupils automatically get smaller.  The reading part of the lens is in the center so when you read your pupil gets smaller so you only use the reading part of the lens.


WILL MY VISION BE AS GOOD AS IT IS WEARING MY VARIFOCAL GLASSES?

No.  There is a compromise.  We aim to get you seeing as many letters on the chart as varifocal glasses but the focus will be softer.  This is because there is always more than one prescription in front of your eyes.


IF I LIKE THEM CAN I WEAR THEM EVERY DAY?

No problem.  Just give the eyes a few hours off in the evening.


WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO START WEARING THEM?

Get in contact with us and book an appointment with one of our Optometrists.  They will assess the right lens material and prescription for you.  We will then go through handling techniques and if successful we will let you leave with some free trial lenses.


WHAT DO I GET IN THE FREE TRIAL?

You pay £80 for the multifocal fitting with includes the initial appointment,  all the handling appointments and a follow up to finalize the prescription and make sure you are happy. You get a FREE supply of lenses to try for 2 weeks.


HOW MUCH WOULD I SAVE ON THE IRIS MEMBERSHIP PLAN?

You will save the £80 fitting fee and for every month’s supply of lenses, you save £17.  You also get your check-ups ( at least 2 a year for free which would be £60 a time) As the contract is 18 months min at £10pcm – the appointment savings covers the membership!


HOW MUCH ARE THE LENSES?

The normal price for a one month supply (30 pairs) of daily multifocal lenses is £50.50. However, if you join the Iris Membership plan, it would only cost you £33.50 for a one month supply, because Iris Members get a discount on Contact Lenses. Monthly lenses would work out cheaper but it is best to speak to one of our team for an accurate price quote.

Here at Osmond Drake Opticians we work with you to get the right Contact Lenses for you, we take time to teach you how to correctly use them and are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

To make a no obligation, pre-assessment booking right here in Penarth, please call us today on (029) 20709526.