Difference Between Bifocal Contact Lenses and Monovision Contact Lens Wear14/09/2021
Bifocal contact lenses provide both near and distance vision for the patient, just the same as bifocal eyeglasses lenses which have two prescriptions in the same lens. The only real difference between the bifocal contacts and eyeglasses lenses is that they contacts sit directly on the eyeball.
Despite the fact that bifocal contact lenses are made to perform similar to bifocal eyeglasses, most people tend to not care for wearing bifocal contact lenses after having given them a fair try. Bifocal contact lenses certain can create many setbacks like poorer vision than with glasses, thus, many times, a doctor will prescribe monovision wear instead of bifocal contacts.
Monovision contact lens wear is when an eye doctor prescribes for the presbyopic patient a near vision contact lens to wear in one eye. Patients lean more toward this method when choosing contact lenses to correct presbyopic vision. The doctor will prescribe for near vision in one eye and, if necessary, prescribe for distance in the other.