Near and Farsighted? Consider Bifocal Contact Lenses

Being nearsighted and farsighted at the same time can be frustrating. Perhaps you’re not aware that you’re near and farsighted, and your single power lenses don’t allow you to see as clearly as you should be able to. Or maybe you currently have bifocal glasses, but want to make the switch to contact lenses.

Whatever the case may be, our team at Nicholas Rutkowski, OD and Associates is here to find the solution that works best for you. If you’re not sure whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or both, it’s best to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Rutkowski and get fitted for lenses that will help you see clearly this year. 

In the meantime, this blog post goes over what nearsightedness and farsightedness are, and which contact lenses are best for correcting your vision.


Also called myopia, nearsightedness is a common condition that occurs when light rays refract improperly due to your eye being too long, or your cornea being too steeply curved. This causes you to be able to see things that are close to you clearly, but things that are farther away appear blurry. Nearsightedness can develop quickly or gradually over time.

Nearsightedness is most often noticed and diagnosed during childhood. Symptoms to look out for in a child are:

Symptoms in adults include:


Also called hyperopia, farsightedness is another common condition that occurs when light rays refract improperly due to your eye being too short, or your cornea not being curved enough. As a result, you’re able to see distant objects clearly, but things that are close to you appear blurry. Farsightedness is typically already present at birth. 

Symptoms include:

How can my vision be corrected?

You probably already know about bifocal glasses, but did you know that Nicholas Rutkowski, OD and Associates also offers bifocal contact lenses? If you prefer how you look without glasses, but have been wearing them because you have bifocal lenses and haven't yet heard of bifocal contacts, you’re in luck.

We offer a few different types of multifocal contact lenses, including:

Each of these contact lenses are available for daily wear and extended wear, so you can feel comfortable and confident while seeing clearly.

Get ready for better vision this year with bifocal contact lenses. Schedule your eye exam with Dr. Rutkowski by giving our Frankfort or Bourbonnais, Illinois office a call or requesting an appointment online. Getting fitted for contact lenses has never been easier. Conquer this year with crystal clear vision at Nicholas Rutkowski, OD and Associates. 

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