Contact lenses give great distance vision. However, as we get older it becomes more difficult to see close up through the lenses. One option is to simply wear reading glasses over your contact lenses. However, when you look up, your distance vision will be blurred. Another option is to have one contact lens for distance and the other for reading. The brain selects the clearer eye giving clear distance and near vision. A third option is to wear multifocal contact lenses. These lenses have a distance and reading portion in one lens allowing you to see in the distance and to read.