Caring for Aging Eyes

It's no secret that as we get older, our eyesight begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, there is something you can do to improve your vision and lessen the impact of aging on the eyes, says optometrist Dr. Rhonda Robinson.

The elasticity of the eye lens is what allows us to focus on items at different distances. Our eye lenses continue to grow throughout our life, like an onion adding layer upon layer to itself, and eventually, this causes the eye to lose its elasticity. Subsequently, the eye loses its ability to focus on near items, a condition called presbyopia.

Reading glasses, bifocals, and trifocals used to be the only way to correct presbyopia, but now multi-focal contact lenses are also an option. Multi-focal contact lenses use aspheric optics to correct all-distance vision, allowing the eyes to instinctively use the correct power of the lens to focus near, far, and every point in between.

For more information on multi-focal contact lenses, visit goodbyereaders.com.

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Comments (2)

  • 25 May, 2010

    @ Janet - Maye your Dr was thinking mono lenses and not multi-focal lenses. I wear the Bausch

  • 1 May, 2010

    I have been near-sighted since I was a kid. When I was around 40, I needed reading glasses, in addition to contacts. When I heard about these I was so excited, but when I went to my eye doctor this year, he told me they still haven't perfected contacts for people who are nearsighted with presbyopia. Have they finally perfected them within the last month or so?

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