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It finally happened: you meet a friend at a restaurant, pick up the menu - and those appetizers are a blur. This condition has a name - no, not "aging," you're just getting into your prime - it's called Presbyopia. You know the signs: you need to hold books, magazines and menus further and further away in order to focus properly. Close-work, like knitting or handwriting, can give you a headache or cause eyestrain. There are over 90 million "presbyopes" in the U.S. - many of whom have never had a vision problem before.
Presbyopia is not a disease - it’s just a medical term for what’s happening to your vision. It’s a natural part of getting older. In young people, the eye’s lens is soft and flexible, and readily changes shape to focus. As you age, the crystalline lens in your eye hardens and loses elasticity. With this loss of flexibility, your eyes are less able to adjust to quickly to rapid changes in focus from near to far and in-between.
There are options beyond reading glasses for correcting presbyopia including bifocal, trifocal, and progressive-addition glasses, which provide a more gradual transition between distances. But glasses are still glasses (which is probably why you got contacts) and they can be cumbersome for active people with Presbyopia. And Presbyopia cannot be corrected with laser eye surgery or vision shaping therapy.
The good news: now you don’t have to give up your contact lenses to correct Presbyopia! Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal Contact Lenses are designed with graduated power at each point of the lens, allowing your eyes to seamlessly adjust to every distance. No more holding menus at arms length. No more straining. And no more reading glasses.
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