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How is Presbyopia corrected?

If left uncorrected, presbyopia can cause eyestrain as well as headaches. There are two options to help people deal with presbyopia: glasses and contact lenses.

People who have good distance vision will only require reading glasses for near work. Half glasses or “cheaters” will work for many people, while others will need a custom designed prescription pair of readers. People who already wear glasses for distance vision will need some type of bifocal lens to see up close. There are many options for bifocal lenses, including lined bifocals, lined trifocals, and “no-line” progressive lenses.

For people who prefer contact lenses, there are two basic options. The first option is called monovision, where one eye corrected for distance and the other eye for near. This takes some getting used to, but most people adapt very easily and do very well with monovision. The second option is bifocal contacts. There have been several advances in bifocal contacts in recent years, and they work very well for many patients.

If you are experiencing symptoms of presbyopia, schedule and appointment at our clinic and we’ll help you determine which of these options is right for you.