As the name suggests, multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses that address prescriptions for distant, intermediate and near viewing. Multifocal contact lenses work by gradually transitioning and adapting a close reading prescription to prescriptions for intermediate and distance. Unlike bifocal lenses, there is no distinct division between the near and intermediate or distant lenses.
Multifocal contact lenses, like their spectacle lens equivalent, address the age related problem of presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when the eye is no longer flexible enough to focus on objects close up. Like all decisions relating to your optical health, You & Eye are able to advise you on the benefits and corrective options associated with multifocal contact lenses.