Beyond Multifocal Contact Lenses

Do you rely on bifocal or multifocal glasses but live the sort of London lifestyle that makes it cumbersome of inconvenient to always be carrying around your eyewear? If for any reason you want to leave behind your designer glasses but retain the benefits of multifocal lenses, you might be interested to discuss multifocal contact lenses when you visit us for an eye test in Holborn. There are several types of contact lenses that offer the same versatility you’ll get from the best glasses in London, but with an added sense of convenience.

Currently, multifocal contact lenses may reflect either simultaneous design or alternating image design. The latter divides the near and far portions of the lens along the centerline in much the same way that your bifocal glasses do, allowing you to consciously adjust your vision as if putting on and taking off your reading glasses. By contrast, simultaneous design overlays both portions of the lens, counting on your brain to adjust for whatever is before your eyes.

When you visit our Holborn contact lens specialists, we’ll be happy to help you choose and become accustomed to one of these options. But it is worth noting that in the rather near future there may be even more alternatives to consider. For instance, Jewish Business News recently reported that researchers at the University of California have patented a telescopic contact lens that will allow the user to zoom in and out simply by winking.

The technology has already achieved three times magnification and may eventually be comparable to wearable binoculars. While it is not widely available yet, you can be sure that when this latest advancement becomes available to the London contact lens market, you’ll be able to find it at Hodd, Barnes & Dickins.