Yes, I think you can wear bifocal contact lenses. All bifocal contact lenses are designed to help people who have a disease that is known as presbyopia. As you have described your question, I think it's just your case. Many people like you often have to hold reading material or other reading material closer to the eyes in order to make out the words. Presbyopia is farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age and requires those who have to wear bifocal contact lenses.