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Multifocal Contacts For Myopia Control

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Thank you for your interest in our Multifocal Contact Lenses program. Our doctors have recommended this specialty contact lens for you or your child based on previous glasses and/or contact lens prescription and visual history.

The first step is to have our doctors conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. Normally, three to four additional visits are needed to complete the program over a one year period.

What are Multifocal Contact Lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses are specifically designed lenses that alter the focus of light entering the eye. The change in focus provides feedback signals to the eye to slow down eye growth, which can slow down how much the vision changes every year.

Multifocal lenses have been used for years in adults to provide clear vision at both distance and near. The lenses are also used in children who have myopia (nearsightedness) and/or astigmatism. Myopia tends to increase throughout the school years and for some through college and post-graduate education.

Will Multifocal Contact Lenses help stop my child’s eyes from getting worse?

In our opinion, children with progressive nearsightedness should wear these lenses in an attempt to reduce myopic progression. Studies have shown this to be one of the most effective treatment options available for slowing down myopia progression in children. Myopia progression causes permanent changes to the eye, mostly by increasing the length of the eye. As the level of myopia increases, so does the risk of: cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachments, and myopic macular degeneration.

The risks of myopia are especially important to the doctors at our office, as both Dr. Lumby and Dr. Guenthner are very near-sighted.


There are several different types of lenses, which influences the price. After the examination, the doctor will recommend the best option based on the amount of the prescription, the shape of the eye, and other factors.

Does insurance cover this procedure?

Benefits are determined by your vision insurance. Some vision plans may have a partial benefit for either the contact lens fitting or contact lens materials or both. If you have additional questions concerning coverage, please feel free to contact us.

More Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel to contact our office at 512-360-8969 or We want to help you make the decision that is best for you.