If you’re over 40, you may have noticed your newspaper looking a little blurry these days. It’s called presbyopia or a loss of flexibility in the lens of the eye, and it’s a natural part of the aging process. Just because it’s normal, doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating. Luckily there are a variety of different options to correct this condition without ever having to resort to bifocals or reading glasses. A great alternative is multifocal contact lenses, which are gaining in popularity.

Multifocal designs differ from monovision and translating designs because they contain multiple zones of vision correction in both lenses as opposed to using one eye for far distances and one for close-up or being a miniature version of bifocals. There are many versions of multifocals tailored to fit your specific needs:

Proclear EP
The first and only contact lens specifically for people who are just beginning to experience difficulty seeing objects up close due to presbyopia.

Proclear multifocal, Proclear multifocal toric and Proclear 1 day multifocal
Proclear lenses are the only lenses cleared by the FDA for the claim, “may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear." This lens is also available in a Toric lens for patients with astigmatism and in a convenient daily disposable.

Biofinity multifocal
A high-performance monthly silicone hydrogel lens approved for up to 6 nights/7 days of extended wear for patients with presbyopia. They’re naturally wettable so they stay moist and comfortable all day long.

If you have presbyopia and want to try out contacts, ask your eye doctor about which multifocal lens option is right for you.

Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.
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I have tried the Proclear multifocal toric lenses in a variety of options - 2 distance centered; 2 near centered; one near, one distance centered. None of these options produced clear vision at both near and distance. I can either see clearly distance, near, or neither (with the mis-matched pair). Why don't they work for me?

Hi Judy. Thank you for contacting us. The best resource on what contact lens is right for you is your eye doctor. If you still have any questions regarding our contact lenses, please feel free to contact our Consumer Care group at CC@CVLens.com

Hi Ken. Thanks for reaching out to us. We have a helpful video on our YouTube channel about inserting and removing contact lenses that shows you how your contact lens should look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ymu1TkOSr8&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL21b5vwWkMKOHbrXfPTM8PSUuaE539Q5-

A rule of thumb, if the edges of the contact lens seems flattened, versus a smooth bowl shape, then your lens is inside out.

We hope this helps.

I just received my 2nd trial of Proclear Multifocal Toric lenses. There are 2 little lines on the sides. One on each side say at 3pm & 9pm. If toric are weighted at bottom, how can I tell I have them in right? They don't look thicker on any side when I look at the lens.

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