Staying active is key to a quality lifestyle, especially as we age. Hobbies and activities can be our life’s blood, whether it’s enjoying a live sporting event, frolicking while on vacation or just rendezvousing with friends for lunch and trading stories. But our health also plays a role, and there’s no denying you lose a lot of that “quality” if you can’t see clearly.
If you’re like many adults over the age of 40 who find themselves struggling to focus on close objects or small print—including everything from smart phones and computer screens to restaurant menus—you may be developing a vision issue known as presbyopia.
Presbyopia occurs over the natural course of aging when eyes gradually lose their ability to focus on close objects. Typically presbyopia hits adults around the age of 40 and requires some form of vision correction. Symptoms include headaches or excessive fatigue from close work, holding reading materials at arm’s length or experiencing blurred vision at a normal distance.
If those issues sound familiar, you should consult your eye care professional about vision-correction options. One such option to correct presbyopia — shown to be both comfortable and effective—is specially designed multifocal contact lenses. For instance, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses deliver clear vision while easily fitting into your daily routine.
Remember the following advice when selecting multifocal contact lenses:
Be patient: Keep in mind that your brain must learn how to adapt to a new prescription. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses are designed to help correct vision issues for all distances, both near and far, so correcting presbyopia takes time.
Know what to expect: Don’t hesitate to ask questions so your eye care professional (ECP) can help you understand the fitting process and set appropriate expectations. Most professionals advise testing the contact lenses over one to two weeks for optimal satisfaction and comfort.
All-day comfort is key: The material contact lenses are made of is important. Discuss this with your ECP to find lenses that are made of material that has demonstrated the ability to maintain its comfort even after the end of a month of use.
To learn more about presbyopia, multifocal contact lenses or to download a coupon for a free trial of Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses, visit www.airoptix.com.
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