WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?
Presbyopia is the condition where the eye’s ability to focus on close-up objects
diminishes. This usually occurs with age, commonly from age 40 onwards, and sufferers
usually find that when trying to read or focus on small details their vision becomes
blurry and they need to hold the object further away. This is actually to do with
the lens of the eye becoming more rigid with age, and less able to flex and focus
as it could when younger. Presbyopia is easily corrected with lenses but as the
condition only affects close-up sight, most people find that they can only wear
the lenses as and when necessary as the presbyopia correction blurs vision for far-sighted
objects. However, this can become a hassle if you don’t always keep a pair of glasses
nearby, so that’s where bifocal lenses come in.
Bifocal lenses are a convenient way of correcting your presbyopia whilst still being
able to see objects at medium to far distances. The lower part of the lens has the
corrective prescription, whilst the top half has no prescription; allowing you to
clearly view objects close-up by looking down and objects far away by looking straight
ahead and up. Traditionally, bifocal glasses were the only way to achieve this,
but now contact lens technology has advanced and bifocals are available as contact
lenses – giving you the extra convenience of contacts instead of cumbersome glasses.
WHY FEEL GOOD CONTACTS?
We offer bifocal and progressive contact lenses from big brands such as Acuvue Oasys
and Focus Dailies, available in two-weekly and monthly disposables. With these trusted
brands you’ll get the latest contact lens technology and soft, comfortable lens
material that will allow your eyes to breathe, and stay moist and healthy for long
periods of time. All of this with bifocal lenses and lower prices compared to high
street opticians – you can even find opticians’ own brand contacts on our website
for a cheaper price, just check out our
opticians’ own brand guide.