Patients Over 40

Just for Presbyopes (Patients Over 40)

Do you sometimes feel your arms aren’t long enough? You’re not alone. As people get older, usually around their mid to late 40s, a condition called presbyopia can set in. Presbyopia is the inability to focus on objects near the eye. You may notice that it is harder to read or use the computer. Bifocals or reading glasses are a way to remedy this condition.

Presbyopia is a natural consequence of the aging process. There is no cure, though researchers are constantly looking for one. Even if a person has never had vision problems before, he or she can still develop presbyopia. While symptoms can present suddenly, presbyopia usually occurs over a long period of time. Symptoms include having to hold things at arm’s length to see them clearly, eye strain, fatigue and headaches from near work.

Fortunately, Conner Smith Eye Center carries a number of products designed to eliminate the difficulties associated with presbyopia. To combat presbyopia in your own life, stop in and ask Dr. Smith and Dr. Conner about:

Computer Glasses-To reduce eye strain and fatigue, we carry specialized computer lenses. These lenses are perfect for computer users who spend a majority of their day working on a computer. Since three out of four computer users will suffer from eye fatigue, computer lenses are a great way to keep your eyesight healthy.

Reading Glasses-One of the first areas of your life where presbyopia becomes prominent is in your ability to read. We offer a broad line of reading glasses to help you read without holding the page at arm’s length. There are a wide variety of styles available, with sleek designs that allow you to carry them anywhere.

No-Line Bifocals-For many people, bifocal lenses are a necessity. But it can be difficult to adjust to the harsh line that is found in bifocal lenses. Fortunately, there are no-line lenses which are also called progressive lenses. No more lines! Just a gradual change in focusing power which allows you to comfortably focus on any distance. Just like bifocals, distant objects are viewed through the top portion of the lenses, and near objects viewed through the bottom portion of the lenses. With the no-line bifocal, no one will even be able to tell you’re wearing a bifocal.

Bifocal Contact Lenses-If you need bifocals but cannot stand wearing glasses, Dr. Smith can discuss with you whether or not you would be a good candidate for bifocal contact lenses. Now you can have all the benefits of bifocal lenses in the convenience of contact lenses.

Monovision Correction-For some of our emerging presbyopes we offer another option to glasses, monovision. This is a method of fitting your dominant eye for distance vision and your non-dominant eye for near vision. Contacts are available in disposable, extended wear, and even daily disposable lenses to fit your lifestyle. Most patients require two to four weeks to make the adjustment from binocular vision to monovision.