A review of bifocal contact lenses has been formulated to introduce the reader to research in this area. Published literature and clinical use are incorporated into a tangible model that will allow a practitioner to understand the lens contructs, optics, and successful fitting methods. The article also contains a simplified fitting guide that can aid in the fitting of bifocal contact lenses. Some complications that commonly occur with these lenses, lens candidates, and special fitting applications are explored and fitting solutions identified. The guide can be utilized as an educational model to help incorporate bifocal contact lenses into a practice.
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