Daily disposables are considered the safest and healthiest type of contact lenses because the use of a fresh pair of lenses every day minimizes the chance for build-up of harmful pathogens on the lens surface. And now they’re more affordable than ever!
Contact lens options for people over 40 include:
One contact lens. This is a contact lens focused for reading or other close work and worn on one eye only. It’s for people who have good distance vision but need a contact for improved reading vision.
Monovision. This option involves wearing a contact lens for distance vision on one eye and a lens for near vision on the other eye. It takes some “getting used to” but most people who try monovision are able to adjust to it.
Multifocal. These contact lenses are the newest option for people in this age group. The lenses contain a vision correction for distance, intermediate and near vision in one lens. Doctors at The Eye Group are skilled in prescribing and fitting multifocal contacts. This type of fitting and evaluation often takes more time and requires several visits to the office due to the complex nature of the lenses. There are many different types and designs of lenses to try. Many people succeed with and enjoy this type of correction.
Another option for those who need bifocals is to use reading glasses over contacts that are prescribed for distance. This is not as convenient as either bifocals or monovision, but many people use it.