Caring for Aging Eyes
Martha and Dr. Rhonda Robinson discuss general eye care and a contact lens alternative to reading glasses.
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.
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