If you find yourself holding your phone screen, menu or groceries away from your face to find the spot where you can see it more clearly, you may have presbyopia. Choosing multifocal contact lenses is a great way to combat it.
Presbyopia affects us around our 40’s. It makes it more difficult for your eyes to focus on close-up objects. Tell-tale signs include finding it more difficult to read smaller print or in low-light, such as menus in restaurants, ingredients on the back of jars or even text messages on your smartphone.
As we age, the lens in our eye becomes less flexible making it more difficult for your lens to change shape in order to focus on something.
Treatments for Presbyopia
Presbyopia is a really common and, as such, there are plenty of options available for you. Varifocal spectacles are available, or you could choose to wear contact lenses and have a pair of reading glasses for when you need to see up close.
Even better is our new multifocal contact lens option by Acuvue.
If you prefer not to wear your glasses all the time, if you don’t like wearing your glasses on an evening out or if you have an active lifestyle, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses are really convenient.
Benefits of wearing Acuvue Multifocal Contact Lenses
Wearing multifocal lenses means you can see near and far without the need for reading spectacles. This is especially handy if your job involves reading close-up as well as seeing far away, such as in a shop or on a construction site. Wearing multifocal contact lenses will mean that you can see people and objects at a distance, and when it comes to reading up close, on a screen or on paper, you don’t need to worry about getting your reading glasses out.
2. Leave your Reading Glasses at Home
We know not everyone likes wearing spectacles, especially if they’re having an evening out or when they’re on holiday. Multifocal contact lenses mean that you can have the freedom of going out and about without needing to remember your reading glasses. You can see restaurant menus, your phone and your guide book as well as people-watching, spotting your friends in a crowded bar and seeing the sites on your city break.
They’re great if you’re on a double night out, like dinner followed by the cinema or theatre too – no need to change your glasses in between each venue!
3. An Active Lifestyle
Are you a regular gym-goer, runner or footballer? Whatever you get involved in, presbyopia needn’t be a nuisance for you during your workout.
Exercising is easier in lenses than in glasses, especially if it’s something really active. Multifocal contact lenses will mean that you can see the television in the gym as well as being able to read the monitor on the machine you’re using.
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses are a daily disposable lens, so they’re great if you have a busy lifestyle and like the convenience of having fresh lenses every day.
Acuvue lenses are soft and flexible, for all day comfort and because they are thin, they allow oxygen to reach your eyes, keeping them refreshed for all-day moisture and comfort.
5. Sun Safe
Acuvue contact lenses offer the extra benefit of UV-blocking technology, to protect your eyes from exposure to harmful UV rays.
BBC Radio 2 DJ, Sara Cox told Acuvue how its multifocal lenses have helped her busy lifestyle:
Our multifocal contact lenses don’t have to completely replace your glasses, but if you do lots of activities where you need to see both close and long-distance they could really help to make life that little bit easier.
To ask about a free trial or to book an eye examinations and contact lens fitting, give us a call on 01332 291010.