You turned 40 and your near vision is suddenly blurry. Why can’t you read small print up close like you used to? Chances are, you’re experiencing presbyopia. Prescription reading glasses or contact lenses are the best solution to correct your vision problems.
You may rely on eye drops for a variety of reasons: to treat allergies, relieve dry eyes, treat minor infections, and possibly, to help minimize the effects of glaucoma. As shocking as it may sound, you’ll soon be able to add treating presbyopia to the list.
The development of presbyopia eye drops is potentially great news for the nearly two-billion people who suffer from the condition.
Wearing your contact lenses and dealing with the onset of presbyopia can be frustrating. Wearing contacts is enough work, right? Do you really need to wear reading glasses too?
You probably know that presbyopia, the age-related loss of the ability to focus on nearby objects, is an unavoidable and natural part of the aging process that typically emerges in your 40s.
But did you know your presbyopia could be treated with monovision contact lenses? It has proven to be a very effective option for many “presbyopes.”
Remember the first time you put your contact lenses in? Ahh… love at first sight, right? You could suddenly see fabulously and felt great about not having to depend on glasses.
But something’s changed, that is, your vision. Your contact lenses no longer provide the correction you need to clearly see objects both near and far. Chances are, you’re now dealing with presbyopia, a declining ability to focus on close-up objects. When trying to read something with small type—say a restaurant menu, food package, or phone—you begin by stretching your arm further away to focus.
Presbyopia is an inevitable (but unenviable) change you’re bound to begin noticing sometime in your 40s.
Not so long ago, you had only one option to correct the problem: reading glasses. Today, you do have options. So, if you favor contacts, you need not get discouraged and trade them in for glasses.
Today, a range of contact lens options are available that deliver vision correction for different focal lengths.
You’re bound to experience changes in your vision as you age.
Perhaps you can’t focus on words at a distance as well as you’re used to. Maybe words up-close fall out of focus, even when you’re wearing glasses.
Small print? You find yourself squinting to read the menu, email, label, or text. Maybe you move what you’re trying to read a bit further away. Maybe you find yourself relocating to a more well-lit room.
These are perfectly normal changes that occur around and after 40. Read on to find out what’s happening and how you can maintain the best possible vision.