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Four Multifocal Lens Tips

Information From Your Local Chelsea & Upper West Side Eye Doctor

Here at the practice of Dr. Edwin M. Schottenstein, we understand how important clear and comfortable vision is to maintaining a healthy, happy quality of life. We want all of our patients to achieve a high level of comfort and care with their ophthalmic needs, and we do this by offering premier treatment and techniques to combat glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, and other eye conditions. When it comes to using multifocal lens for eye problems such as cataracts or presbyopia, we want you to have as much information as possible to help you to either seek treatment or adjust once you have started using multifocal lens. Here are some tips to assist you:

  1. Wear Your New Multifocals As Much As Possible – Just like with many unfamiliar things, it takes time to adjust to your new multifocals. Wearing them for the entire day will help you get used to them, as well as to the three different vision zones that are present with multifocals. These are the intermediate or top zone, distant or middle zone, and near or bottom zone of the lenses.
  2. Look Down To Read – When reading with multifocals, it is important to look down with your eyes while reading a book, magazine, or other source material. Your reading vision is found in the bottom third of your multifocals, so make sure to look down with your eyes and not your head the next time you pull out your favorite book!
  3. Check For Side Objects – Once you start using multifocals, check to see if side objects appear in focus and are visible with your new lenses. It is normal to lose clarity at first, and the objects in your peripherals should become clearer in time.
  4. Ditch Your Old Lenses – Now that you have your new multifocal lenses, there is no reason to continue to use your old prescription ones. Faster adjustment will occur if you only use your new multifocals, and it will get much easier with time.

Have A Question? Give Us A Call!

We are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about multifocals or ophthalmic treatment in general. You can contact us by calling (212) 874-2300 to talk to one of our helpful, friendly office staff members or to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you utilize the wonders of multifocals, and we hope to see you in our practice soon!

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