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Are Bifocal/Multifocal Contact Lenses Right for You?

clipart 049Presbyopia Treatment in Rockford, IL

If you are in your 40s, and are finding it harder and harder to read the newspaper, or text on your cellphone, you are not alone. Most people experience some form of presbyopia as they age. Almost everyone finds that during their 40s, they develop the vision problem called “Presbyopia”. As we age, our eyes change, and begin to lose the ability to focus clearly on small text such as a magazine, book or menu. Fortunately, there are many good options to see clearly even with presbyopia. For those who don't want to wear glasses, or are used to wearing contacts, there are new contact lens technologies to help people with presbyopia see well with their contact lenses. No need for reading glasses anymore! This is welcome news if you lead an active lifestyle which includes sporting activities, or prefer not to wear glasses for other reasons.

What is the process to get new contact lenses that are right for your aging eyes? The first step is an eye exam focused on contact lenses. Dr. Facchiano will determine which types of contact lenses will be best and most comfortable for you. Bifocal contact lenses are one option, with a section for near vision and for distance, just like bifocal glasses. Multifocal contact lenses are another option, which have several vision zones for seeing near and far, with gradual transitions between them. Sometimes monovision is the best option, with one contact lens prescribed for distance, and the other for near vision. Even if you have an astigmatism, in addition to presbyopia, there are great contact lens options for you that will help you see clearly and comfortably. Book an exam today to find out about the best contact lens options for you.