Can you wear contacts if you wear bifocal glasses?
Are bifocal or progressive glasses the only solution? We have a lot of people who ask, can I wear contacts if I need bifocals?. The short answer is YES. You can definitely wear contacts even if you need help with your up close reading and computer vision.
How well do bifocal contacts work?
Bifocal contact lenses (or multifocal contact lenses) work by having concentric rings with the central part for distance and each subsequent ring for different distances, Yuna Rapoport, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist at Manhattan Eye in New York, tells WebMD Connect to Care.
How long does it take to get used to bifocal contacts?
You may need time to adjust to your lenses. Most people get used to them after a week or two, but it can take longer. A few people never like the changes in vision and give up on bifocals or progressives.
Who Cannot wear contact lenses?
You may be considered a hard to fit contact lens candidate if you have one of the following conditions:
- Dry Eyes.
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration.
- Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery.
- Presbyopia (reduced near vision common in individuals aged 40 and over).