What is the best way to maximize distance vision with the ACUVUE® Brand BIFOCAL Contact Lenses?
The current ACUVUE® BIFOCAL Fitting Tips Guide is an excellent tool for problem solving and reconfirmation. The information found in the guide is based on data and opinions gathered from colleagues with a long history of clinical success with ACUVUE® Brand BIFOCAL. When opportunities exist to improve distance vision with the ACUVUE® BIFOCAL, the clinician is best served by introducing a ± 0.25 D (±0.50 D) hand-held lens or flipper in front of the distance (dominant) eye while both eyes are open. If the subjective response reaches the desired goal, the spherical power of the contact lens should be adjusted accordingly. If the subjective response is not sufficient, then reduce the ADD power of the contact lens in the distance (dominant) eye. Always attempt to keep the contact lens ADD powers as low as possible. The chart below may serve as a reference guide for expected ADD powers based on age.