Alcon Multifocal Contact Lenses

Alcon Multifocal Contact Lenses

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine.


I was 35 years old when I realized that I needed readers for the first time. I was squinting all of the time and in fact, my entire family noticed me always squinting. It was my father who suggested that I see my eye doctor.

So I made an appointment and went to see the guy who checks my eyes out every few years. He said, “You need readers!” My doctor said that I have the signs of presbyopia- a natural sign of aging in the eyes that begins in your early 40s (for me it was a little earlier). What a tough thing to handle, right? I didn't want to wear glasses. In my mind, I would look like this:

Why the heck would I need glasses? Won't I look older? I had been wearing contact for 15 years and was very comfortable with them. I had no idea that there were some pretty cool options out there until I visited


Alcon’s Multifocal contact lenses are an option to correct the vision of people with presbyopia. Presbyopia is an eye condition that often begins in your early to mid 40s, and involves the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to actively focus on close objects such as smartphones, computers, books and menus.

The signs and symptoms of presbyopia are eyestrain, needing to hold reading material farther than arms distance and problems focusing on small objects and/ or fine print.

Nearly 116 million people in the U.S. are presbyopic, and that number is expected to grow to more than 36 percent of thepopulation to reach approximately 123 million by 2020.

Multifocal contact lenses can correct the vision of people with presbyopia, without the fear of compromising their active lifestyle. AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal contact lenses are available for daily wear for up to 30 days, or extended wear (24 hours) for up to six nights. DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® Multifocal contact lenses are daily disposable lenses to be discarded after one day of wear.

Precision ProfileTM Design works with the eye’s natural pupillary function to provide crisp, clear vision at all distances, near through far

Available by prescription only from your eye care professional.


Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, teamed up with Jacksonville University and aging expert, Dr. Heather Hausenblas and did a study recently concerning people’s perceptions and attitudes of aging among the U.S. Gen X population (the 38-54 age group). The results were not pretty.

  • Although the majority of adults value looking younger (68%), almost half do not feel younger than their current age (49%).
  • Many adults are taking important steps, such as dyeing their hair (42%) and wearing youthful outfits (37%) to feel younger. Additionally, they see facelifts and teeth whitening as some of the most expensive ways to look younger.
  • People also consider wrinkles (79%), grey hair (77%), and varicose/spider veins (53%) to be some of the top signs of aging.
  • One in four adults think reading glasses make someone look at least 10 years older; however, 50% of adults wear them.
  • Nearly half of Americans (49%) surveyed said they would consider avoiding reading glasses if they knew it made them look older.


*High oxygen transmissible lenses. Dk/t=138 @ -3.00D.

Important Information for AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear or extended wear up to 6 nights for near/far-sightedness and/or presbyopia.Risk of serious eye problems (i.e., corneal ulcer) is greater for extended wear. In rare cases,loss of vision may result. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur.

Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information.

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