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What are bifocal contact lenses?

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As you age, the lens in your eye loses the ability to focus from far to near -- a condition called presbyopia. You’ll know you have it when it’s hard to read up close.

If you have trouble with both near and far vision, bifocal lenses can help. They have both your distance prescription and near prescription in one lens. They come in soft and gas-permeable options.

From: How to Find the Right Contact Lenses WebMD Medical Reference

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AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

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