Multifocal (Varifocal) Contact Lenses

What are multifocal contact lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses or ‘varifocal contact lenses’ contain two or more powers of visual correction and are similar to varifocal glasses in the way that they allow the contact lens wearer more than one prescription in each lens.

As you age, your eyes may lose the ability to shift focus. Multifocal contact lenses allow you to see objects at all distances, near and far, perfect for those seeking a better option to reading glasses.

We stock an extensive range of soft contact lenses at Feel Good Contacts and have the ideal multifocal contact lenses for you.

How do multifocal contact lenses work?

Multifocal contact lenses (or varifocal contact lenses) are designed to create clear vision across all distances and correct presbyopia. After the age of 40 years old, you may find yourself holding objects such as your phone, or newspaper further away from your eyes to see clearly, this suggests you may suffer from presbyopia. This can often cause headaches or tiredness, while straining your eyes. Multifocal lenses essentially offer more than one prescriptive power and ensure clear vision whether you’re looking at your text message or glancing at your TV screen.

What are the differences between bifocal and multifocal/varifocal contact lenses?

Bifocal lenses will only have two prescriptions in one lens. They’re designed to create clearer vision for those suffering from presbyopia. Multifocal lenses (or varifocal contact lenses) will have multiple powers in each lens, which create a progressive line of vision for those that struggle to see at various distances.

What are the different types of multifocal contact lenses?

Daily

Daily disposable multifocal contact lenses are the most flexible and hygienic way of wearing contact lenses for presbyopia. These are ideal for those who have an active and busy lifestyle. You can simply throw them away at the end of the day, without the hassle of a cleaning routine. Our best-selling daily multifocal lenses are Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal and Dailies Total 1 Multifocal

Monthly

For cheap multifocal contact lenses, our monthly selection provides even better value for money, as you’re paying for fewer lenses. These contacts can be worn for up to 30 days, provided they are kept in solution overnight and maintained with a simple cleaning routine. This is ideal for regular contact lens wearers after the best price in a varifocal contact lens. Our most popular monthly disposable multifocal lenses include Air Optix Aqua MultifocalBiofinity MultifocalPureVision2 for Presbyopia and Proclear Multifocal.

Two Weekly

Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia are two weekly multifocal contact lenses by reputable manufacturer’s Johnson & Johnson. These impressive contact lenses offer a hygienic and flexible lens wearing experience. They may be worn for up to two weeks of daily wear, while being maintained by an overnight cleaning and storing routine. Or they can be worn consciously for a week, also known as extended wear, so long as you have approval from your optician to do so.

Which multifocal contact lenses should I buy?

After a contact lens fitting, your optician will prescribe a suitable multifocal contact lens for you, which will offer both visual correction and a comfortable lens wear. Once you have your prescription details, you’ll be able to find the same lenses on our site. Should you have any difficulty finding the right multifocal or varifocal contact lenses, you may wish to contact our dedicated customer service team for assistance.

What are the pros and cons of multifocal contact lenses?

Clarity

Multifocal lenses allow both eyes to simultaneously see at all distances and have been designed for clear and crisp vision.

Convenience

Wearing reading glasses can be a hassle and get in the way of a busy lifestyle. Multifocal contact lenses offer you the flexibility of clear vision, without a restrictive frame.

Cost

Quality multifocal contacts can be found in large variety from our range and are all available at the guaranteed cheapest prices in Ireland with our Price Match Guarantee. Should you find the same lenses cheaper elsewhere, we’ll be happy to refund you the difference.

Need help?

Our dedicated customer service team are based in-house and are happy to answer any questions or queries that you have regarding any of our varifocal contact lenses. Call us on 01 514 3614 or email us at cs@feelgoodcontacts.ie.