Best multifocal contact lenses 2023

It all started when the words on your book began appearing blurry until you moved it further away, or you suddenly noticed you had to squint to read your text messages on your phone. You booked an appointment to see your optician and found out your eyes are developing presbyopia.

Best multifocal contact lenses 2023

First of all, we can’t stress this enough: it’s perfectly natural and absolutely nothing to worry about. There are 2 billion people around the world living with presbyopia as we speak, and opticians say that most of us will at some point in our lives. You see: it’s not just your muscles that change as you grow older, your eyes change too. So it makes sense that as your eye’s natural lens loses its flexibility over the years, it becomes harder to focus on nearby text. While it doesn’t exclusively affect people over 40, experts say that’s usually the time that most people begin to notice symptoms.

Back to your optician visit. They’ve taken you through treatment options and you selected the most fuss-free: multifocal contact lenses. But they don’t have time to run you through all the different contact lens products out there and how they would best suit your lifestyle. It’s not just a matter of correcting presbyopia, but also important to find lenses you can afford and that fit into your daily routine best, so it’s important not to be pigeon-holed with deciding.

Top 10 bestselling multifocal contact lenses

We stock a wide range of multifocal contact lenses by leading brands, so we put together a list of our top-selling multifocal products that our customers tried and loved during 2023. They cover daily, monthly and extended wear patterns, and cater to different eye care needs, such as dry eyes, astigmatism and much more.

1. 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal

The undisputed champion of multifocal contact lenses, 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal contact lenses are a complete favourite among our customers. Convenient, affordable and hygienic, they are the only multifocal contact lens with a customised design inspired by the natural changes of the eye.

The optic design of each lens prescription is optimised to reflect the natural variation in pupil size that occurs as we age and across the refractive range (hyperopia to myopia). Formulated with Lacreon technology, 1 Day ACUVUE® Moist Multifocal contact lenses provide all-day comfort and moisture and clear vision at all distances: near, intermediate and far.

2. Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Multifocal

Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal, by Alcon, are daily disposable contact lenses that provide both clarity of vision and superior comfort, as they are made using blink-activation technology that releases moisture into the lens with each blink.

3. Biofinity Multifocal

If monthly contacts would suit you best, Biofinity Multifocal is a great option. Made from silicone hydrogel, these lenses are durable, comfortable and provide crisp and clear vision for as long as you’re wearing them.

4. Dailies Total 1 Multifocal

As the world’s first water gradient contact lenses, Dailies Total 1 Multifocal contain nearly 80% water. These daily disposable lenses are designed to be highly breathable, keeping your eyes looking and feeling healthy and irritation-free throughout the day.

5. Clariti 1 Day Multifocal

Made from breathable silicone hydrogel, Clariti 1 Day Multifocal are daily disposable contact lenses that make for a seamless transition between prescriptions. They include UVA and UVB blocking for an extra level of protection against sun damage.

6. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal

Another monthly multifocal favourite, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal are made of an exceptionally smooth lens surface, which resists protein and deposit build-ups. Their ultra-breathable lens material lets a high amount of oxygen through to your eye, while locking in water, keeping your eyes moist and hydrated.

7. Proclear 1 Day Multifocal

Proclear 1 Day Multifocal are daily disposable lenses utilising CooperVision’s renowned technology that replicates the material of your eye for a comfortable and natural feeling. These lenses are designed to lock in moisture, making them comfortable to wear all day and a suitable option for those with dry eyes.

8. Purevision2 for Presbyopia

A popular monthly multifocal lens, PureVision2 for Presbyopia, from Bausch & Lomb can be worn for up to 16 hours a day, 17 days a week, making it ideal for those with busy lives. This breathable material lets optimal amounts of oxygen into your eyes, keeping them irritation-free.

9. ACUVUE OASYS® for Presbyopia*

These two weekly multifocal contact lenses from ACUVUE® are another customer favourite. Made using Hydraclear® Plus to help stabilise the tear film, minimising dryness and maintaining moisture, ACUVUE OASYS® for Presbyopia are ideal for those looking for that extra bit of hydration. With these lenses you’ll have balanced vision near, far and in-between, even in the most challenging environments.

10. Proclear Multifocal

Proclear Multifocal, by CooperVision, offers high levels of comfort and clarity of vision to those with presbyopia. These monthly lenses are ideal for those with stronger prescriptions, going up to -20.00 to +20.00 and can be worn for 30 consecutive days, provided they are cleaned and stored in solution every night.

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