Understanding Presbyopia

As people reach their mid-40s, a condition called presbyopia sets in. Presbyopia is the inability to focus on objects at a close distance. People usually start to notice that it is more difficult to read or use the computer. While symptoms can present suddenly, presbyopia gradually occurs over a long period of time. Symptoms include having to hold things at arm’s length to see them clearly, eye strain, fatigue and headaches from near work. Wearing bifocals, progressive lenses, or reading glasses is a common way to remedy this condition.

Computer Glasses

To improve vision and reduce eye strain and fatigue, we offer lenses specifically for computer use. These lenses are perfect for patients who spend a majority of their days working on computers. Three out of four computer users will suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome, making computer lenses a great way to keep your eyesight healthy.

Progressive (No-Line) Bifocals

For many presbyopic patients, bifocal lenses are a necessity. But it can be difficult to adjust to the harsh line that is found in bifocal lenses. Fortunately, there are no-line lenses, which are also called progressive lenses. Progressive lenses gradually change in focusing power to allow you to comfortably focus at any distance.

Multi-focal Contact Lenses

If you need bifocals but want the option of contact lenses, you may want to try multi-focal contact lenses. Now you can have all of the benefits of progressive eyeglasses in the convenience of contact lenses.

Monovision Contact Lenses

For some of our presbyopic patients, another contact lens option is monovision. This is a method of fitting your dominant eye for distance vision and your non-dominant eye for near vision. Contacts are available in disposable, extended wear and even daily disposable lenses to fit your lifestyle. Most patients require 3-4 days to make the adjustment from binocular vision to monovision. Monovision is an excellent alternative to glasses for presbyopes.

Near Vision Has Come a Long Way

Before you write off bifocals or settle for unwanted options for your presbyopia, check out the amazing advancements in vision correction we offer for our patients over 40.