If you have been diagnosed with presbyopia, there are many other treatment options available than the traditional reading glasses you know of. If you are already diagnosed with having an optical condition, in addition to your presbyopia, there are still many varieties of contact lenses you can choose from that can effectively treat your presbyopia, as well as your other sight problem. At the offices of your local Spring Valley vision care facility of Glenn Roter, OD our knowledgeable staff can answer all of your questions about contact lens treatments for presbyopia to give you the look you want, and the clear vision you need to live your life to the fullest.
Presbyopia is a condition of the eyes that comes naturally with age. As our eyes grow old with us, the natural lenses, which are normally soft and flexible, can become more firm and rigid over time. As the lens loses its flexibility, our eyes can find reading or seeing objects up close to become increasingly difficult. When this happens, you will often notice increased headaches from reading, caused by your eyes straining to do the work of making out the text in front of them. If you already have an optical condition, reading glasses will cause more problems than good in most cases, which is why bifocal glasses are often utilized in these instances. But what about those of us who do not wish to wear bulky and cumbersome ophthalmic eyeglass frames? Fortunately, today’s technology has risen to the challenge with bifocal contact lenses to treat your presbyopia. You can find these and other presbyopia contact lens treatments at the Spring Valley vision care center of Glenn Roter, OD.
At your local Spring Valley vision care services you can find a wide selection of bifocal contact lenses to treat your sight condition. Segmented bifocal contacts are similar to the bifocal glasses we all know so well, with defined regions for different areas for your sight. These contacts are often weighted to sit correctly on your eye. Your eyes will need to move to see at different distances. Concentric lenses can work to correct presbyopia by concentrating one distance of viewing at the center of the contact lens, and placing the other prescription on the outer circle of the lens. For those who find bifocal lenses too difficult for their eyes to adjust too, Dr. Glenn Roter, OD can also prescribe monovision contact lenses. With monovision your doctor assigns one prescription per contact lens, and allows the brain to do the job of choosing the distance of prescription for you. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff we can work you to find the perfect contact lens treatment for your presbyopia to give you the look you want and the clear vision you need.