I still hear some practitioners question the choice to fit multifocals
as a first fit for presbyopes.
This helped us to understand a patient with Type A personality and refuse toric multifocals
in a patient with over expectation.
Studies have suggested that older adults who wear multifocals
(bifocals or trifocals) may be at higher risk of falls, particularly when they first start wearing them.
, monovision worked very well for 50 years or more, but it created compromises in vision that some people could never get used to," Gordon said.
"I would encourage practitioners to take people through their options and give them the chance to say if they want to spend money, or to go through health insurance to choose multifocals
over single vision lenses," she said.
Kicking off proceedings, Karl Aberdeen, CooperVision's UK and Ireland professional relations manager, promised delegates that their view of multifocals
'would change' following the afternoon's proceedings.
Silicone hydrogel lenses which have less water to lose can be used for monovision and now for multifocals
which broadens the options.
from Norville is designed to replace lined multifocals
and to restore the intermediate vision which bifocal wearers have found missing.
The next meeting for the Scottish Contact Lens Society will take place on May 12 with Glen Ward from Mark'ennow speaking on toric multifocals
. AOP Councillor Lynn White will present on keratoconus fitting at the Society's June meeting.
We know that only about 8% of presbyopes who need visual correction wear contact lenses and only 1.2% wear multifocal
soft lenses are a work of art: sophisticated pieces of precision in optics that attempt to provide patients with satisfying vision at all distances.
The introduction of premium IOLs offers specialist optics for enhanced near vision in the form of multifocal
and accommodating designs.