Holding your phone away from you until your arms are not long enough. Trying to hold the restaurant menu in different angles to try and work out what it says. Borrowing your friends glasses and realising you can see so much better. It happens to everyone! Presbyopia. Presbyopia is a term used to describe the normal loss of near vision after a certain age. For those who are already in glasses, it may be time to think about varifocals but for those who don’t wear glasses it may be time to think about getting your first pair of reading glasses.
As the years have gone on wearing glasses has been somewhat trendy and a fashion accessory, however for some the thought of wearing glasses is horrible.
With newer technology on the market there is a solution for presbyopia with contact lenses, whether you’re an existing glasses wearer or you’ve never worn glasses before. Multifocal contact lenses. Multifocal contact lenses work slightly differently to varifocal glasses. They often enable you to see simultaneously through your distance prescription and reading prescription. It means you can get on with normal day to day tasks without the need of having to reach out for glasses. Your optometrist can discuss with you the different lens options and what would be best for your lifestyle. They can modify your prescription to enable you to see your best for tasks that are most important to you.
Alongside multifocal contact lenses there are also other lens options that you have. You can be corrected by contact lenses for distance and wear glasses over the top whenever you have to read or you could try monovision. Monovision is where one eye is used for distance and the other eye is used for reading.
At Chakshu London Opticians we specialise in a whole range of contact lenses, including brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Alcon, Coopervision and Sauflon. Book your contact lens fitting appointment today and ask to trial multifocal lenses.