Eyes Over 40: Baby Boomers,
Gen-Xers, Presbyopia and
Learn measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come with this collection of articles, including information on multifocal lenses, surgery for presbyopia and when it's time to buy your first pair of reading glasses.
Table of Contents
What Is Presbyopia?
Some call presbyopia "short arm syndrome," because of how far you have to stretch to see the fine print in your newspaper. Learn why no one over 40 escapes this annoying vision problem.
Bifocal and Trifocal Lens Options
Bifocals and trifocals restore your ability to see at all distances after age 40. Read about your many options in bifocal and trifocal eyeglass lenses.
Dry Eyes After Menopause
Women are much more likely than men to develop dry eyes because of hormonal changes associated with menopause. What can you do if you are older and develop dry eyes?
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Offering the convenience of contact lenses as well as the ability to see close up and far away, multifocal and bifocal contacts help active people adjust to any situation without eyeglasses.
Night Vision and Driving: How Safe Are Older Motorists?
Older drivers often develop vision problems such as cataracts that can hamper their ability to see at night. Here's what you should do to decrease risks.
How To Improve Night Vision and Highway Safety
If you are an older driver, learn what you can do to avoid placing yourself and others at risk.
Occupational Bifocals and Trifocals
People who perform certain tasks at home or at work may need special-purpose multifocal lenses. One example is a bifocal lens with a near-focus segment in the top half, for a mechanic who needs to look up a lot. By improving your eyes' focusing power, these special lenses can reduce eye strain and fatigue.
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How Progressive Lenses Work
No lines! But progressive lenses have more going for them than just good looks. They let you see at all distances, from far away to up close, without the irritation of transitional lines. The right progressive lenses can help your eyes focus the way they would if you didn't need vision correction at all.
If you're over 40 and beginning to experience blurry vision at near, reading glasses can be a quick fix. And they work great as an adjunct to distance vision-correcting contact lenses. Read about the pros and cons of drugstore readers, and find out what your best options are.
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Presbyopia & Eye Surgery
If you have presbyopia, find out how you can reduce or eliminate need for reading glasses.
Combining Options for Presbyopia
If you find that no one solution seems to work for presbyopia, try combining different options.
[Page updated May 2013]