Contact lenses can do wonders for a patient suffering from presbyopia. This condition is one of the reasons why the contact lens has been invented. Presbyopia is a medical condition that affects vision and focus at certain distances. Commonly, presbyopia starts to develop at age 40. The symptoms of this age related eye condition include blurred vision, eye strain, headaches and frequent eye squinting. You’ll be able to observe presbyopia in old people when they bring a book or newspaper too close or too from their eye when reading. Presbyopia is a condition that’s part of aging even people with perfect visions can have presbyopia as they grow older. Presbyopia is believed to be caused by the gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the eye’s lens.
There are many treatment options, a patient suffering from presbyopia, can choose from. He can choose surgical procedures such as Conductive Keratoplasty, Presby-Lasik and LASIK. For a more conservative approach, there are several eye wears available. A simple graded-reading eye glass can be worn when reading small letters and characters. Bifocal and Multifocal Contact lenses can even be worn, if you prefer something discreet and not so obvious.
Patients who choose to wear contact lenses to help manage their presbyopia can confidently attest to its several advantages and benefits. For example, using the bifocal contact lens, a type of lens specifically designed with a small lens in the bottom part, can help a presbyopic person read small texts properly without adjusting the distance. Bifocal lenses come in two prescriptions in the same lens. Another type of contact lens that’s very useful for presbyopia is the multifocal contact lens. This type of lens is similar to bifocal lenses but they have a range of grade and power in each lens. As always, It is best to consult an eye specialist on the type of contact lens to get.