If you suffer from dry eyes, red eyes or conjunctivitis, make an urgent appointment to consult your eye doctor.
Contact lenses also can be used to treat presbyopia, although many people may take time to adjust to them.
There are two types of contact lenses that can be worn to correct for presbyopia: Bifocal / Multifocal, and monovision.
Bifocal contact lenses work in much the same way as bifocal eyeglasses. The bottom portion of the contact lens corrects for near vision, while the top portion corrects for other refractive errors. Specially manufactured lenses keep the contacts from rotating on the eye.
Multifocal Contact Lenses is more commonly used and have a gradual focus change from near to distance. Two types are available – Center Near, or Center Distance, for different needs and circumstances, as advised by your eye care practitioner.
Monovision contact lenses use one contact lens to correct for near vision and the other contact to correct for distance vision if needed. Monovision works by training the brain to use one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. It usually takes a while for patients to adjust to monovision contact lenses, but many patients adapt very quickly.
Because presbyopia continues to get worse as we age, the right magnification lenses needed will change over time.
As your natural lenses increase in rigidity, your need for stronger corrections do increase with the years, and you will typically need to update your reading correction every 12-18 or 18-24 months.Contact Lenses PDF Duette contact lenses PDF GP Contact lenses PDF Rose K2 contact lenses PDF