How To Adapt To Multifocal Contact Lenses

How To Adapt To Multifocal Contact Lenses

What is Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions all in one lens. There is typically a prescription for very close objects: one prescription for normal objects viewed at a distance, and then prescriptions for intermediate distances.

How To Adapt To Multifocal Contact Lenses

Try to avoid this, as it will just extend and drag out the adjustment process. If you’re finding the adjustment too difficult at first and it makes some movements uncomfortable, try using your new lenses when you are sitting and then gradually incorporate them into your daily life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for your eyes to adjust to multifocal contacts?

When you first get your multifocal contact lenses, frequently wearing them will help you adjust t them better. Your eyes will get used to the different powers faster and easier the more you wear your contacts. It usually takes patients at least a week to become comfortable with their new multifocal lenses.

How does the brain adapt to multifocal contact lenses?

Because the visual cortex contains no prewired circuitry that allows it to digest information from multifocal lenses, the brain requires a period of adjustment known as neuroadaptation that involves suppressing near vision when gazing at distant objects and restricting distance vision when focusing up close.

How long does it take to get used to varifocal contact lenses?

If you’ve ever worn varifocal glasses, you’ll know it can take a few weeks for your eyes to fully adjust. However, it just takes a few days for your eyes to adapt to multifocal contact lenses. If you don’t often wear contact lenses, they may feel uncomfortable to begin with.

Why can’t I read with my multifocal contact lenses?

Why can’t you read with multifocal contact lenses? Just as your distance vision might not be as clear as your near vision on some occasions, it can also be vice versa. To help yourself adapt to your new contacts, it’s important to wear them consistently and as prescribed by your eye docto

What are common complaints for first wearers of multifocal lenses?

Among the most common symptoms patients experience when wearing multifocal eyeglasses for the first time are headaches, nausea, dizziness and depth perception problems.

Is it normal for multifocal contacts to be blurry at first?

Some people adapt to the multifocal vision system immediately, while others experience 3-D vision or shadows for about a week. The shadows diminish as you get used to the lens. By the time you go in for your follow up visit, most of the shadows should be gone. So, relax and enjoy your multifocal contact lenses.

Is it hard to adjust to multifocal contact lenses?

The unique design and power of these lenses can make it a bit difficult on your eyesight at the start and you can expect to spend around a month adjusting to them. Your eyes might struggle to find the proper parts of the lenses to look through in various viewing situations.

Can I wear readers with my multifocal contacts?

Yes, it’s ok to wear glasses and contact lenses at the same time. People with multiple refractive errors may wear contacts to correct their farsightedness and choose to wear glasses when they need to read.