Reading lenses

If you have trouble reading or doing work on the computer, you may need a reading correction. This can be remedied with glasses, but also with contact lenses. These lenses are colloquially referred to as reading lenses.

Information on the fitting

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses are contact lenses with a power for far, near and in between, among other things for people who spend a lot of time at the computer. These lenses have a gradual transition from distance power to reading power. In general, the distance power is in the centre of the lens and the reading power is around the outer edge. This also applies the other way around. The advantage is that people with reading difficulties no longer need reading glasses in addition to their lenses – the reading glasses are, as it were, built into the lens.

Bifocal lenses

Bifocal contact lenses, like multifocal lenses, are lenses with both a near and far power. However, bifocal lenses have two separate zones in the lens rather than a gradual progression from distance power to reading power. Bifocal lenses therefore have no intermediate power. The distance power is at the top, while the reading power is at the bottom of the lens. To ensure that the reading part remains at the bottom, the lens is slightly thickened/weighted at the bottom so that the lens won’t rotate in the eye.


In addition to using multifocal or bifocal lenses, there is also the option of monovision. Here, a lens is worn in one eye to see clearly from a distance and a lens is worn in the other eye to see well up close. The brain automatically chooses which eye to use when.

Afbeelding voor Seeking the right contact lens for your eyes?

Seeking the right contact lens for your eyes?

Make an appointment with one of our specialists and we will see which lens suits you best.

Three steps to the perfect contact lens


1. Make an appointment

Call our service bureau on 088 900 80 80 and make an appointment at a branch near you.

2. Fitting at Visser

During a fitting, our specialist will see which type of lens is most suitable for your eyes and wishes. These can be soft lenses, such as silicone hydrogel lenses, but it may also be that rigid lenses are better in your case.

3. Contact lenses received

After the fitting, our specialist will order the contact lenses that best suit your eyes. Delivery takes place from our Central Warehouse.

Veelgestelde vragen

  • Bifocal lenses and multifocal lenses are more expensive than regular lenses. Because there are many possibilities and the measurement is custom-made, an exact quotation can only be provided after a fitting. Fitting for soft reading lenses = € 122,-. Fitting for rigid reading lenses = € 122,-. Monovision lenses cost just as much as regular lenses.

  • In the unlikely event that you aren’t satisfied with the maximum achievable result of your reading lenses, you can return them at the follow-up check. You will then receive a full refund of the amount you paid for the lenses. The fitting costs incurred for the examination and lens fitting will not be reimbursed.

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