Patients who are over 40 typically find it difficult to focus at near and intermediate distances. Multifocal contact lenses are a great option for patients who are first time contact lens wearers, current contact lens wearers desiring improved near vision, or for patients who currently wear bifocal or reading glasses. The goal of multifocal contact lenses is to provide good vision at all distances along with freedom from glasses.
There are several multifocal contact lens options including soft lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses and hybrid lenses. All of these lens options can be worn on a daily basis or just on weekends or special occasions.