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Air Optix Aqua Multifocal

Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses offer the freedom from reading glasses, by correcting presbyopia and delivering clear and seamless visual transitioning at all distances.

Created by Alcon & Ciba Vision as part of their Air Optix range, these lenses are designed to correct the age-related issue of presbyopia and the eye’s inability to switch focus effectively between different distances. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal offers the very best in contact lens technology. Enjoy 30 days of consecutive daily wear, or two weeks of extended wear if approved by your optician.

Air Optix Aqua Multifocal Benefits

By using Unique Precision Profile technology, these multifocal contacts are able to blend several prescriptions into one lens and achieve clear and crisp vision at short, intermediate and long distances. Whether it’s up close, far away, or at the back of the room, you’ll see all objects clearly when wearing these ultra-comfortable multifocal contact lenses.

The silicone hydrogel material of these monthly contact lenses helps to facilitate a healthy flow of oxygen through the lens to your eye. Offering up to six times the amount of oxygen offered by standard hydrogel lenses, these silicone hydrogel contact lenses promote healthy eyes, keeping them fresh and hydrated all day long. In addition, you’ll find Air Optix Aqua Multifocal highly comfortable lenses due to their impressive water-retention and resistant-free deposit, making sure nothing gets between you and clear vision.

Benefits & Features

  • Multifocal lenses to correct astigmatism
  • Highly breathable, allows more oxygen into the eye
  • Precision Profile design ensures clear vision across all distances
  • SmartShield technology defends against deposits
  • Visitint technology (handling tint) for easier application

How Long Can You Wear Air Optix Aqua Multifocal?

Be sure of 30 days of quality daily wear with these monthly contact lenses when you follow a simple contact lens cleaning routine. As well as nightly removal, these lenses then require cleaning and storing using a contact lens solution to maintain their wettability, comfort and hygiene. You can also wear these multifocal lenses as extended wear lenses for up to two weeks, provided you have approval from your optician who can confirm if your eyes are suitable to sleep in contact lenses.

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5 things about multifocal contact lenses

In this article, we will explain 5 things about multifocal contact lenses which can helps people see clearly across a range of distances, and are often used to correct presbyopia. Multifocal lenses bend light to more than one focal point on the retina. This is how they compensate for refractive errors affecting near, intermediate, and distance vision. Many people with presbyopia choose to wear multifocal contact lenses rather than juggling two pairs of prescription glasses. Today, there are various multifocal contact lens options are available, so let’s know more about multifocal contact lenses that are best for you.

Here are the 5 things about multifocal contact lenses you should know:

1. What are multifocal contact lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses are made with different lens powers, targeting vision at varying distances from the wearer. Basically, they are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions in one lens. This all-in-one lens benefits people with presbyopia by helping to correct age-related vision problems – when their eyes can no longer focus on objects up close. As we age, it becomes more difficult for our eyes to focus on nearby objects. Many people need one prescription to read and another to see things farther away. Multifocal contacts are a popular option for dealing with presbyopia.

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2. How Multifocal Contacts Lenses Work

Multifocal contacts are wonders of optical engineering that provide more than one prescription power in a single lens—no small feat. This is accomplished with a complex structure that brings light to different focal points depending on where it enters the lens. Consumers have several types of multifocal contacts to choose from, including:

Simultaneous Vision: There are two types of simultaneous vision lenses. The concentric design features alternating powers arranged in concentric circles. The aspheric approach gradually changes the prescription as you move outward from the center of the lens. Your brain learns to pay attention to the part of the lens that provides the clearest vision in a given situation.

Segmented Vision:  A distinct border separates each prescription, similar to the design of bifocal glasses. In order for segmented lenses to work properly, your pupil must be able to move beneath them so you can use the proper prescription. This is accomplished with a simple design tweak: when looking down, the bottom of the lens gently touches the lower eyelid, pushing the lens back towards the center of the eye.

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3. What’s the difference between multifocal and bifocal contact lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses have a smooth and gradual transition between the prescription for reading and seeing things close up, the prescription for normal distance, and viewing things far off in the distance – very much like progressive eyeglasses. Bifocals, on the contrary, have an abrupt difference in the line between the near and normal vision prescription areas of the lens.

4. What are the types of multifocal contacts?

Multifocal contacts are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) lens materials and are designed for daily wear or extended (overnight) wear. Soft multifocal lenses can be comfortably worn on a part-time basis, so they’re great for weekends and other occasions if you prefer not to wear them on an all-day, every day schedule.

For the ultimate in convenience, one-day disposable soft multifocal lenses allow you to discard the lenses at the end of a single day of wear, so there’s no hassle with lens care.

In many cases, GP multifocal contact lenses provide sharper vision than soft multifocal contacts. But because of their rigid nature, GP multifocal contacts require some adaptation and are more comfortable if you condition your eyes by wearing the lenses every day.

Hybrid multifocal contacts are another option for clear vision at all distances after age 40. These lenses provide the clarity of gas permeable contacts and the comfort and easy adaptation of soft lenses.

5. Choosing multifocal contact lenses

The most important thing to know when choosing multifocal contact lenses is communication with your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will need to know about your lifestyle, hobbies and regular activities, what your prescriptions are and will then be able to go over the options which are best for you. Visit to your eye doctor for consultation, book your appointment with us at Malaya Optical Optometrist.

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Difference between Solflens 38 and 59

Difference between Soflens 38 & Soflens 59

Soflens 38 and Soflens 59 are manufactured and owned by Bausch & Lomb, a global and leading company in the eye care industry. Both of these lenses are monthly disposable options and have 6 lenses per box, but it has different material in each lens. Let’s check it out for the difference between Soflens 38 & Soflens 59.

Soflens 38

The Bausch & Lomb Soflens 38 contact lens is designated for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). The Soflens 38 contact lens combines performance with a time-tested and deposit-resistant lens material that provides freshness, clear vision and is just comfortable. A pack of 6 Soflens 38 lenses will last around half a year. For Soflens 38, it is made with Polymacon A; which has a hydrogel with a water content of 38.6%. It can help to keep the lenses moist and comfortable for a daily use in the eyes.

Soflens 59

Soflens 59 contact lenses are an alternative and monthly-use option from Bausch & Lomb. It’s also a part of Soflens brands, but it uses different material than Soflens 38. Soflens 59 are made from a protein resistant material called Hilafilcon B Polymer that make the wearers more comfortable, ensuring accuracy with visual sharpness and efficient performance in protecting your eyes. The 59% water content of Soflens 59, is a soft hydrophilic contact lens and it also offers comfort when wearing the lens.

Soflens 38 and Soflens 59 is a monthly-use lens, both can be worn for up to 30 days but eye care specialists recommend it to be removed, cleaned and stored correctly on the night after each day of wear. Furthermore, the Soflens brand is well-thought of as the best contact lenses manufacturers all around the world. Thus, as with any brand of contact lens, any problems can occur to your eye including loss of vision, or eye infection, so it is important that you should follow your optometrist’s direction and all labelling instructions for proper use of lens and lens care products.

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