Fact: just about everyone over age 60 needs some sort of vision correction. It’s just a normal, natural part of aging. The good news? You have several options to maintain your 20/20 vision for years to come.
Many seniors have Presbyopia, which is the inability to see clearly at near distances, like when reading. To correct your vision to 20/20, you’re probably familiar with bifocal eyeglasses. But you may not be aware that contact lenses can correct presbyopia as well.
Multi-Focal Contact Lenses
Multi-focal contact lenses – including Bausch + Lomb Purevision and Soflens multifocal contact lenses—can correct presbyopia so you can see comfortably up close and at a distance.
If you also have cataracts, FineVision is a trifocal intraocular lens that features a series of rings which diffract light to provide — Far, Intermediate and Near vision, lending to the name FineVision.
FineVision features an innovative trifocal structure designed to significantly improve performance for intermediate vision.
The design of FineVision is different to multifocal or bifocal glasses. You don’t have to worry about moving your head to see clearly or even walking down stairs, as the lens is implanted in the eye.
Many patients implanted with FineVision don’t need to wear glasses for everyday tasks such as driving, reading the car speedometer or even using their smart phone.1
Spectacles such as bifocals or multifocals are also an option for vison correction for presbyopia.
Magnifiers and Vision Accessories
Reading the newspaper, doing embroidery, building models, and seeing the numbers on small technical instruments can become challenging as we age. Brighter lighting can help with close-up work, but sometimes you need additional help.
Magnifying glasses bring fine print and needlework into focus, and they come in many sizes to help you match the level of magnification you need with the task in front of you.