Many middle-aged and older adults develop presbyopia over time. It happens when the lenses of your eyes harden and lose their elasticity. When they become more rigid, they lose their ability to focus on nearby objects.
The symptoms of presbyopia include difficulty reading words on computers or pages. Experts estimate that at least one billion people worldwide have this eye condition.
Fortunately, multifocal or progressive lenses can help you see properly even if you have presbyopia. Here are some signs and indications you need multifocal lenses.
An Eye Exam Reveals Your Vision Correction Needs
A comprehensive eye exam can determine your eye’s overall health. It will also test your visual acuity. If the test finds you have difficulty seeing near and far, your eye doctor will prescribe multifocal lenses. In some cases, the exam might reveal presbyopia along with another eye condition, such as astigmatism.
Your Vision Is Worsening With Single-Vision Glasses
Your pair of single-vision glasses can only help your farsightedness or nearsightedness. If a later test reveals you also have another eye condition that worsened while wearing your single-vision eyeglasses, your eye doctor will prescribe multifocal lenses.
Different Types of Multifocal Lenses
There are various types of multifocal lenses. Learn more about each of them below:
- Standard: These are affordable and suitable for most conditions, including presbyopia. However, their smaller frames can limit your reading area.
- Short-Corridor: These lenses are smaller than standard multifocal lenses, so your reading area becomes more limited.
- Computer: This is perfect for people who work in front of computers for several hours. Your optometrist might also recommend an additional coating to the multifocal lens to protect your eyes from blue light.
- Premium: These lenses guarantee crisp vision near and far, and they can be fully customized to your needs.
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