Author Archives: SpecialEyes

3 Factors Associated with Multifocal Misalignment

A misalignment between the multifocal optics and visual axis can occur due to a variety or combination of factors. Let’s take a look at some of these factors in closer detail. Read on...

3 Ways to Identify Multifocal Misalignment Issues

Appropriate alignment of the multifocal optics with a patient’s visual axis is a critical—yet often overlooked—component of successful soft multifocal contact lens fittings. For our purposes, the visual axis is defined as the line that connects ... Read on...

Study Results: Multifocal Contact Lenses with Offset Optics

It is well-known that not all patients are successful in soft multifocal contact lenses. This is because simultaneous vision multifocal contacts rely on a complex optical delivery system and successful outcomes are determined by a variety of ... Read on...

A Successful Switch From Monovision to Multifocal Toric Contacts

Introduction KC, a 53 year old administrative assistant wearing monovision, came in for her annual exam. During the exam, the practitioner asked her if she was happy with her current contact lenses and if she would be interested in trying ... Read on...

Assessing Soft Multifocal Contact Lens Alignment with Corneal Topography

When fitting soft multifocal contact lenses, it is important to remember that many factors contribute to a successful outcome. One often overlooked component of success is the appropriate alignment of the multifocal optics with a patient’s visual ... Read on...

A Systematic Strategy to Fit Toric Multifocal Contact Lenses

Imagine this scenario: A patient with presbyopia and astigmatism enters your practice inquiring about multifocal contact lenses. How do you respond? Here are some reactions from industry professionals who were asked the same question: Read on...

How to Satisfy Multifocal Toric Contact Lens Patients in 1-2 Trial Lenses

A Fitting Strategy for Custom Multifocal Toric Contact Lens Success Have you ever wondered why some practitioners find fitting multifocal toric contact lenses easier than others? Is it the practitioner’s process or the lens design? After ... Read on...

Comparision Case Study: Lotrafilcon B Multifocal vs. SpecialEyes Multifocal

Picture this: You are assessing a patient in a pair of in-office soft multifocal contact lenses and have done your due diligence by performing a careful refraction, setting realistic expectations, and evaluating lens performance. On paper, the ... Read on...

Case Study: Emerging Presbyope with High Cylinder has Successful Outcome

“Frustrating.” “Time-consuming.” “The technology doesn’t work.” These are some of the reasons practitioners cite as to why they avoid fitting multifocal toric contact lenses. However, as the industry evolves and more custom options become ... Read on...

Patient with Advanced Presbyopia and Astigmatism Finds Success

A patient with advanced presbyopia and astigmatism can be one of the most challenging to satisfy with a multifocal toric contact lens. As patients age and need higher add powers, you may worry that you won’t be able to deliver what you are ... Read on...