As the baby boomer population ages, multifocal contact lenses can offer the opportunity to grow your practice. For patients that want to stay in contact lenses - fitting multifocal contact lenses may present a significant opportunity for your practice. We will provide you with tips, tools and information you need to help maximize your success. 

By properly fitting specialty lenses, you can grow your practice through patient satisfaction, retention, and referrals. We want to help increase efficiency fitting presbyopic patients. Here are some fitting tips and tools: 

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia contact lenses

Simplified Fitting Guide

Step 1: Update spectacle refraction and Add power

Step 2: Select contact lens distance prescription based upon spherical equivalent from spectacle Rx and following Add guidance (adjusted for vertex distance if necessary)

 Add Selection:
 +.075D to +1.50D  Low Add
 +1.75D to +2.50D  High Add

Evaluate the Lens for Success

  • Allow trial lenses to equilibrate for at least 10 minutes before assessing fit and vision
  • Evaluate distance and near vision binocularly in normal room illumination
  • If vision at distance and near are satisfactory, dispense lenses and schedule follow-up exam within 1–2 weeks

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PureVision2 Multi-Focal contact lenses For Presbyopia

The PureVision2 Multi-Focal Fit Guide app is free to download in the App Store and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 6 or higher. The app will also be extended later this year to include Biotrue ONEday contact lenses for Presbyopia.

  • Identifying Good Multifocal CandidatesThe challenge of trying to guess whether or not a patient is interested in multifocal lenses can be very difficult. Here are some factors to consider.
  • Introducing Multifocal Lenses to Your Patients - Doctors who are successful at upgrading patients into multifocal lenses will say the key to their success is how they, along with their staff, communicate and position the upgrade to their patients.
  • Managing Patient ExpectationsIt's important to discuss any visual goals your patient has. Have your patient state one or two visual goals and document their goals to follow up on their progress
  • Patient Follow-Up Survey Post-fitting surveys of your contact lens patients is extremely important.

Check out the latest articles about multifocal contact lenses:


"Capturing the Presbyopic Opportunity - Leveraging Contact Lens Innovation for Practice Success"
Featuring: Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, Kimberly Z. Hoyle, OD, Chris Smiley, OD, Brittany M. Mitchell, OD and Justin Bazan, OD


"A Modern-Day Need - Getting the Smartphone in Focus. Patients welcome the comfort and clear vision of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia contact lenses"
By Mike Korthals, OD, Dr. Korthals & Associates Mason City and Lake Mills, Iowa


"Bausch + Lomb Multifocal Contact Lenses Redefine Lens-Wearing Success for Both Patients and Practitioners"
By Jill Saxon, O.D., Director of Professional Strategy, Bausch + Lomb


"Bausch + Lomb Multifocal Contact Lenses: Translating Insight Into Innovation - 3-Zone Progressive Design provides visual clarity at near, intermediate and distance"
By Jill Saxon, O.D., Director of Professional Strategy, Bausch + Lomb and Kristen Hovinga Design Engineer, Bausch + Lomb

Learn more about the science behind multifocal technology, the mechanism of action and more in the videos below.

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia contact lenses

Chapter 1: Presbyopia Today

Chapter 2: Research

Chapter 3: 3-Zone Progressive Design

Chapter 4: Ease of Fit



Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia contact lenses

Exceptional comfort unites with a proven multifocal design. Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia lenses are now available for outstanding near, intermediate, and distance vision. Designed for a successful first fit.


    Biotrue ONEday For Presbyopia contact lenses

Biotrue ONEday Multifocal lenses are now available for sharp near, intermediate and distance vision - for comfortable vision throughout the day - across all distances.

PureVision2 Multi-Focal contact lenses For Presbyopia

Designed for exceptional vision – 3-Zone Progressive Design provides clear near and intermediate vision with excellent distance vision for a more natural visual experience