Seeing Is Believing: Multifocal Contact Lenses Pull Double Duty

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If you’ve ever wished for contact lenses that enable you to see up close and at a distance as well, then book an appointment with your optometrist for the new 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses. I tried them, and love them. You’ll need to go to your optometrist for an appointment and to see if you’re a candidate for the lenses. But generally speaking, if your vision needs correcting both up close and at a distance, then these lenses could quite possibly be your solution – and the key to a glasses-free existence. Many people experience blurred vision at a normal reading distance around the age of 40 (presbyopia), so these are perfect for that problem, as you’ll be able to see near, far and everywhere in between. No more lost reading glasses or shifting glasses to see at a distance.

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I headed to Dr. Selenow for my fitting at Manhattan Vision Associates ( and immediately knew I was in good hands by the swift efficiency, knowledge, and personable warmth of the staff. As I suspected, I was a candidate for the lenses, so I happily gave them a whirl. I was astounded by how much I could see without having to put on my glasses, or take them back off again, or squint… and I even had a special event that I could attend without glasses.

These amazing daily disposable contact lenses come with loads of features: they enable you to see more clearly across near, intermediate and distance vision, they’re comfortable throughout the day and well into the evening, and you conveniently toss them at night, so there’s no fuss about lens storage, care, and solutions. As an added benefit, they also offer UV protection*† for the slopes or sunbathing (though you’ll still want your ski goggles or sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat for the full triad of protection). 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL also utilizes a unique wetting process technology that permanently embeds a wetting agent into the lens material, which enables it to retain moisture, resulting in a more comfortable experience (goodbye, dryness!).

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Pupil size varies with age and vision correction need, so 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses have 183 unique designs that closely match pupil size. A back-curve on the lens ensures that the lens is positioned at the right place on the eye, and I found putting them in and taking them out to be remarkably easy. I’ve worn them as long as 10 hours without discomfort, which is fantastic for the holidays and vacations.

As Dr. Selenow explained, it’s a good idea to take your contact lenses off a couple of hours before you go to sleep. This will replenish the corneas with the oxygen that it needs after wearing the lenses a full day. If you’re hitting the gym, contact lenses are great as long as sweat doesn’t get in the eyes. Wearing a headband should keep sweat out of the equation.

1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses are available in boxes of 30 or 90 lenses, and can be purchased for as low as $45 for a 30 pack, $99 for a 90 pack. I can attest that they’re well worth the price, because being able to take your eyesight for granted is a wonderful feeling. Just pop them in and move mountains!
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This post is sponsored by the ACUVUE® Brand which also covered my eye exam and initial supply of lenses. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.

Important Information for Contact Lens Wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit
†Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.

*WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

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