There are many aspects of physical aging that affect different people at different stages in life. Many of these depend on aspects of your general health, such as diet, exercise, and other habits. However, one aspect of physical aging that at least begins to affect most people by their 40’s is that eyesight begins to decline. Even if you take great care of your eyes with regular checkups and by taking advantage of corrective vision, you will likely experience some deteriorating natural vision by this point in your life. Specifically, you may find that it becomes more difficult to see far away objects clearly.  

The decline of your vision with regard to far off objects is known as presbyopia, and is an extremely common and basic affliction. However, if you do not set about making adjustments in order to correct your vision, it can still be a very inconvenient problem, and it will only get worse if you do not address it. Fortunately, there are answers for presbyopia and, generally speaking - even if you already use glasses or contacts - corrective vision is the answer you‘re looking for.

You may be very familiar with the concept of bifocal glasses, or even contact lenses, which are commonly prescribed to treat multiple vision problems at once. Essentially, bifocals allow you to look through two differently designed lenses - such as one for making out far off objects more clearly, and one for reading small text. While bifocal glasses and contact lenses were both somewhat revolutionary at their respective times, they have actually become somewhat outdated, as advanced corrective vision technology can now treat ranges of vision problems without the contrast found in bifocals. Contact lenses, for example, now come in a wide range of different styles designed to maximize both your comfort and your vision as your eyes change and age.

Some of these new types of contact lenses - known as multifocals - may be exactly what you need as you experience changes in your vision difficulties. Basically, rather than providing you with two separate types of vision correction within a single lens, as a bifocal lens does, multifocal lenses provide a more complete correction that offers you a blend of different enhancements that allows you to see clearly in the most natural way possible. There is less conscious focus on adjustments for different types of vision, and you will likely feel more comfortable with your eyesight than you have in years if you have been wearing other types of lenses. Of course, there are other options for treating presbyopia - you may want to stick with the glasses you‘re comfortable with, or even look into corrective eye surgery - but if you want a simple and reliable solution, talk to your eye doctor about trying some new lenses.