Please help with "bifocal" contacts

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Nancy Mickleberry, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Hi, I am looking for an alternative to glasses in every room, different
    glasses to read than for computer, etc. My distance vision is near
    perfect. My readers are +2.00. My doc has me trying monvision with one
    B&L Softlens Multifocal in one eye (High Add +0.75), nothing in the
    other and I am trying modified monovision with same in right eye and one
    single lens +0.25 in the other eye to reduce the rivalry between the eyes.

    I cannot tolerate the nonovision as I use the computer all day in my
    job. I asked my doc to let me try Acuvue Bifocals but he said there
    wasn't much success with those. I think he doesn't even dispense them. I
    have already used up all my insurance allowed on this fitting and would
    have to pay out of the pocket to go another doc just to try different

    Should my doc be able to provide different brands of contacts? I would
    like to try Focus Progressives and Acuvue Bifocals. Or will I
    experience the same result, can see find up close, distance terribly

    Nancy Mickleberry, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. Nancy Mickleberry

    drfrank21 Guest

    I haven't had much luck with either the ciba or acuvue multifocal- I've had
    much more succes the the Cooper frequency 55 multifocal and the B&L Soflens
    multi. I'm not sure why he hasn't tried the multifocal in both eyes instead of
    the modified monovision - if you can accept a little compromise in the distance
    vision, a binocular multifocal fit is the way to go.

    drfrank21, Feb 14, 2004
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