Presbyopia

 

Contact lenses

Multifocal contact lenses are another option for presbyopia treatment. There are various types to fit your needs and your ocular health. The optometrist will advise you based on your input and your eye examination.

There may also be an option to go for monovision contact lenses. Unlike multifocal ones, the strength of your contact lenses will not vary. You will have one contact lens fitted with your distant prescription and the other with your reading prescription. Depending on your prescription, this may or may not be the best presbyopia treatment solution for you. Your optometrist will give you advice based on your ocular health and your individual lifestyle needs.

 

Laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery for presbyopia correction is controversial. Because presbyopia is not caused by a misshapen lens, it is not as straightforward to fix with surgery as myopia or hypermetropia. However, some surgeons offer it. Speak to your optometrist for advice on whether it could be an option for you.

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