As an early presbyope
, monovision did it for me up until recently.
A majority of presbyopes
surveyed (97 percent) are familiar with reading glasses as the leading correction for presbyopia4.But, according to eye doctors, 65 percent of their patients were disappointed to consider wearing reading glasses when learning they have the condition.
usually complain of headaches, eye strain, and hold objects progressively further away from their eyes in order to see clearly.
Since our patients were young presbyopes
(mean age, 52.0 years) and still retained some accommodative ability preoperatively, they might not have much difficulty with computer work.
Monocular addition contact lenses have been used successfully for presbyopes
. (Presbyopia is a condition of the eyes for which there is a reduction in accommodative ability that occurs with age; convex lenses or "adds" are used to allow near viewing).
It can be challenging for presbyopes
. While we were in New York, one of the members of the choir was having an issue with her contact lenses.
There is a huge interest in the field because presbyopia prevalence is extremely high with the number of presbyopes
that in 2005 exceed one billion.
make up a large proportion of the patient base for most practices.
If s easy to understand why a MFCL may provide an add for a non-presbyopic wearer, as the first MFCL investigated for myopia control was a distance centred multifocal first developed for presbyopes
. (20) OK, in similarity, can be thought of as a distance centred multifocal, as the significant increase in positive spherical aberration generated through the corneal topographical change creates on-axis depth of focus.
I still hear some practitioners question the choice to fit multifocals as a first fit for presbyopes
. However, at BBR Optometry, 50% of the soft contact lenses that we dispense are one form of multifocal or another.
Contact lenses provide another option either in the form of monovision or multifocal correction but presbyopes
tend to have a worse and declining ocular surface compared to their younger counterparts which may make contact lens tolerance more challenging.