Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I don't want to use my readers over my contacts, isn't there any easier solution?

As we age our focusing system start to change in our vision.  Primarily near vision becomes more problematic after the age of 40, leading to blur and much too often strain.  Lots of patients already wearing glasses graduate to bifocal or progressive designs to be able to manage their distance needs and newly diagnosed near demands.  

The back print on a credit card isn't getting smaller; this isn't a conspiracy against your eyes but the simple truth of aging eyes.  Should you have to give up your contact lenses now that the demand is for two areas of focus (near and distance)?  Should you add reading glasses over your contact lenses to compensate?  Are you stuck in glasses now and forever? No, technology and smart medicine has allowed us to offer more options.   

Not only are contact lens companies producing more comfortable materials but also more variable in their correction.  There are contact lenses that can assist in vision for both distance and near within one design. These bifocal contact lenses can even help patients not wanting to carry around reading glasses for those moments of reading menus, magazines, or even looking at a smart phone.  The distance portion has no correction while the reading portion helps with reading that impossibly smart print that seems to be getting tinier by the minute.  Eyed LA Optometrist can provide that type of technology that comes with great knowledge of the topic.  There are many variables that can aid in finding the right fit for each patient's need.  

Patients in Los Angeles and all around the US aren't always informed of the newest technologist available to them.  Allow us to help educated you in options that are readily available to improve your overall visual function throughout the day.  

"See and Be Seen" @ Eyed LA Optometry in Brentwood, West Los Angeles