Presbyopia is the condition people near 40 usually experience with the onset of blurred near vision and eye fatigue when doing things like reading and other close work. A common term is old-age farsightedness, but that seems a bit inaccurate considering how young 40 seems to many of us!
At the onset of presbyopia, using reading glasses in a lower power such as 100 or 125 often does the trick, but those with more significant presbyopia often need different solutions. One is multifocal contact lenses, which have improved over the past few years in accuracy of correction and wearability.
Lately we have been fitting some of our patients with multifocal daily disposables to address their presbyopia. Daily disposals offer the convenience of no cleaning and the health benefits of starting each day with a fresh new lens. (Even the best cleaning regime can’t remove all the build-up on lenses.) Some patients find daily disposables significantly more comfortable than disposal lenses that are replaced every one to two weeks.
Another benefit of daily disposables is the ability to work them into your schedule for specific periods of time. Some patients are fine with a single focal lens and reading glasses combination on most days but find multifocal lenses a better solution for certain activities.
If you are interested in learning more about ways to address your presbyopia, even if you have never had vision correction, please get in touch with us.