I’ve been practicing for over 18 years now and specialize in fitting multifocal contact lenses. People that already wear glasses with progressive or bifocal lenses often want options where they don’t have to wear glasses. I just turned 43 years old, and fall in that, “need some kind of help at near/trouble reading the text on my smart phone” category. (Otherwise known as presbyopia. Yikes!) I also have dry eyes, seasonal allergies, and have difficulty finding a contact lens that feels comfortable enough on my eyes. I always let patients know that no lens is for everyone, no matter how good it’s touted to be. That said, I’m excited about the new Proclear 1 Day Multifocal by Coopervision that just came out on the market weeks ago. For one thing, Coopervision has a stellar track record in multifocal contact lens technology. They already have numerous multifocal contact lenses on the market, so they’ve been honing the technology on this for quite some time. Then combine the healthiest and most convient way to wear contacts, with a one day or “daily” disposable contact lens that our patients have already had tremendous success with. If you’re approaching 40 years old and beyond, do you ever wonder if there’s a way for you to see well at distance and near without the aid of glasses? Feel free to leave comments and questions. I’ve already fit numerous patients in the Proclear One Day Multifocal contact lens, where the initial response is very positive. Plus, I’ve tried the lens and it’s works super for me!
Have a great day! Dr. Richard Barnstein