Up until a few years ago, the only option for middle-aged and
elderly individuals who had presbyopia was to purchase bifocal
eyeglasses. Although this generally wasn’t a concern for
the over 70 crowd, the rest of us weren’t exactly thrilled
about it. Wearing thick bulky bifocal glasses really shows your
age and that was something that I wasn’t prepared to do.
However with new bifocal contact lenses, not only can I maintain
my sight, but I can also keep the illusion of 35 going on for
at least another couple of years.
There are basically three types of bifocal contact lens. Each
type works on the same principle as traditional bifocal eyeglasses
with sections designated for both near and far vision correction.
However, the actual layout of the distance and near segments
of the contact will differ depending on which types of bifocal
contacts are purchased.
The first type of bifocal contacts is designed exactly like
the bifocal eyeglass with a line dividing the closer viewing
area of the contact lens from the section used to see objects
further away. The second type has allocated the center of the
contact for seeing closer objects and the outer ring for distant
objects (or the reverse). The third type of bifocal lens has
blended the two areas within the pupil area of the contact lens.
Because everyone’s visual health is different, it may
take longer for some people to adjust to wearing bifocal contact
lens in comparison to traditional contacts. This is especially
true if you are going to be wearing the blended bifocal contact
lens. However, if your eyes have not adjusted to the bifocal
contacts after a reasonable period of time, you may need to
revert back to traditional bifocal eyeglasses.
If you are tired of wearing bifocal glasses, talk to your eye
practitioner today about bifocal contact lens. With three varieties
to choose from, you will certainly find one that you and your
eyes will agree with.