At Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS, we proudly offer a range of services, from bifocal contact lenses to sports vision correction. Bifocal contacts are perfect for many patients who often use reading glasses. They offer several benefits over reading glasses. Our optometrist, Dr. Christensen, will thoroughly examine you when you come in to determine if you are a good candidate for bifocal contacts. Keep reading to learn more about bifocal contacts.
Bifocal Contacts are Designed Differently than Traditional Contacts
Traditional contacts have only one prescription that is the same throughout the entire lens. On the other hand, bifocal contacts have two prescriptions in the same lens. These specialized contacts have one prescription for near vision (such as reading) and another prescription for distance vision. It is also possible to have bifocal contacts with a near vision prescription and no distance vision prescription. This may be a good option if you have trouble reading but your distance vision is fine.
Patients With Presbyopia Need Bifocal Contacts
Presbyopia is a condition that commonly begins in the early or mid-40s. It affects almost everyone in this age range. Patients with presbyopia have trouble focusing on very small objects that are close to them, such as a text that they are reading. This can cause difficulty reading. Many people turn to read glasses. However, getting bifocal contact from our eye doctor is a better option.
Benefits of Using Bifocal Contacts Instead of Reading Glasses
Using bifocal contacts instead of reading glasses offers numerous benefits. First, reading glasses have only one corrective lens that helps you see small objects which are very close to you. However, objects further away will appear distorted. This is not the case with bifocal contacts. Also, bifocal contacts can improve distance vision and near vision if they include multiple corrective prescriptions. Finally, you don't need to worry about breaking or losing bifocal contacts, which are always concerns if you use reading glasses regularly.
Set An Appointment With Our Eye Doctor in Dodge City, KS
If you think that you may be a good candidate for bifocal contacts, set an appointment for an eye exam today at Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS. At your eye exam. Dr. Christensen will do a quick test to determine if you may be a good candidate for these specialized contacts. While you're in the office, the optometrist can also help you with other vision issues, such as sports vision problems. Contact us to make an appointment with our eye doctor today.