Vision after 40

Vision after 40

‘Presbyopia’ is the inability to bring near work into focus as we age. Many first notice it with small print on their computer or when trying to send a text. It is important to understand we will all go through it, unfortunately some  sooner than others.

Cause of Presbyopia:

When doing near work, muscles on the inside of the eye flex, which releases tension on the lens inside your eye, allowing it to relax. As the lens relaxes it increases its ability to bend light, which is necessary to see clearly at near. As the lens within our eye hardens with age, it loses the ability to relax and can no longer adequately focus when reading. This results in blurred vision.

Notice the term ‘We’?  Unfortunately all of us will experience this phenomenon as we continue to add candles to the birthday cake. From here, it is important to know there are an abundance of options available to help you see  clearly at near.

EyeGlasses Options

[accordion items=”No-Lined Bifocals|Computer glasses|Single Vision Reading Glasses”] [acc_item title=”No-Lined Bifocals”] – No-lined bifocals are a great option for presbyopes. Utilizing two separate viewing zones, these lenses allow you to see clearly at distance and near without having to carry a second pair of glasses.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Computer Glasses”] – Computer glasses are great for individuals that work on a computer throughout the day. These glasses are designed with larger viewing zones for the computer and up close, leading to improved visual comfort and better functionality at work.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Single Vision Reading Glasses”] – These can be a great option for you lucky few who have spent your whole life without glasses. Easy to use and easy to lose, patients often times get sick of storing these at every pit stop in their life.[/acc_item] [/accordion]

Contact Lens Options

[accordion items=”Multifocal Contact Lenses|Monovision Contact Lenses|Distance Only”] [acc_item title=”Multifocal Contact Lenses”] – The contact lens companies continue to develop better and better contact lens designs, creating happy, glasses-free presbyopes. Learn more on our contact lens page [/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Monovision Contact Lenses”] – Use one eye for distance and one eye for near. It’s that simple. Many patients can get used to this modality early in their 40s but as they require more magnification with age, the difference in powers between the eyes becomes too apparent. [/acc_item] [acc_item title=”Distance Contacts Only”] – This can be a great option for many patients who are comfortable using reading glasses for up close, but once again some find it difficult to find a pair of reading glasses handy every time they are needed. [/acc_item] [/accordion]