Bifocal contact with far vision in center of lens

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by billa, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. billa

    billa Guest

    I have used Bausch & Lomb Occasions bifocals successfully for the past
    7 years. Bausch & Lomb has discontinued this lens. I have been to
    two optometrits and have tried the various products from most of the
    major contact lens manufacturers. None of them are even close to the
    vison I get from the Occasions. The Occasions have far vision in the
    center of the lens, and the close vision on the perimeter. I use a
    -4.50 diopter for the far vision, and the Occasions give a +1.50
    diopter add for closeup vision.

    Are there any contacts of a similar design still available from
    another manufacturer? I have bought a goodly number of the Occasions
    from distributors who still have stock, but eventually, I will run out
    and need a replacement. I even tried the Gelflex Triton translating
    progressive lens. It gives good vision, but only in a small narrow
    slit corresponding to the position of my head with respect to the item
    to be seen.
     
    billa, Jan 30, 2004
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  2. billa

    Jeff Klein Guest

    Frequency 55 Multifocals come both ways... Distance center, near center ...
    normally used for a modified monovision...but heck, two distance centers
    could certainly be done..
     
    Jeff Klein, Jan 31, 2004
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  3. billa

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    wrote in
    I hate to give away a good "trade secret," but I believe the lens you are
    seeking is called the CVue from Unilens Corp. It is by far the most
    successful soft bifocal lens I have ever used. It comes in low and high
    adds and two base curves, and is much less expensive than the Occasions.
    It is priced for biweekly replacement.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 6, 2004
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  4. billa

    marc Guest

    I wear Ciba Focus Progressives. I'm not sure how they work but they don't
    have different segments. Do they have different zones? I don't really
    notice it if they do.

    It seems to me if you get used to a certain type of contacts, it will be
    very difficult being satisfied when forced to a new set.

    It took me a couple of months to adjust to these, and now I don't think I'll
    like anything else.
     
    marc, Feb 10, 2004
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  5. billa

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    In terms of the percentage of patients who are happy with their vision, the
    C-Vue beats the Acuvue in my practice. I don't know how it compares
    against the Ciba. I've never had great success with any soft bifocal
    design until recently.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 10, 2004
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  6. billa

    dforant1 Guest

    I wear Sofmed's and toss them monthly. My RX is +1.25 left and +1.50
    right. Using +2.0 reading glasses over contacts for reading. Would I
    be a candidate for these new lenses?
     
    dforant1, Feb 12, 2004
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  7. billa

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    wrote in
    Yes.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 12, 2004
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