I was surprised to stumble upon this information last night. I've been using multifocal contacts for over five years & love them. I feel like a teenager again being able to see both near & far vision. They also allow me to wear my favorite pair of Oakley sunglasses when I fly. For those that do not know multifocal contacts have both near & distance correction in them. No need for bifocals. When I wear them people are amazed that I don't need bifocals at my age. I don't tell them about my contacts. It appears you have to get a SODA to wear them while flying. My question is how would anyone ever know that you're not wearing regular contacts? I can't believe the FAA has an issue with them. I guess legally I'm stuck wearing my prescription glasses while exercising the privileges of my pilots certificate. With the FAA there's always something.