- Part of the natural ageing of our eyes, and it affects everyone when we are about 40 years old
- When we’re young, the crystalline lens in our eyes changes shape to focus light onto the retina to help us with near work.
- With time, the muscle that controls the lens weakens. This lens also stiffens and loses the ability to focus quickly on near objects, so you might need corrective lenses for seeing near objects clearly.
-If left uncorrected, it will affect your lifestyle, reduce your efficiency, and even give you headaches and eyestrain.
These are the common signs and symptoms you may need corrective lenses for Presbyopia:
For some, this can be an emotional time, and others will even fight it, putting off getting help! This is not wise, as it often impacts your productivity and even adds to your frustration. Oftentimes, your family, friends and colleagues would have also noticed your new "habits" of using larger font sizes and moving things further to see.
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However, it can be successfully mitigated through a variety of ways:
1. Manage your environment
2. Spectacle Lenses
3. Contact Lenses
Whether it’s a lifestyle change or using corrective lenses for your Presbyopia, each has its pros & cons. Let us work with you to determine which is best for you.
May it be to restore your work performance or to look and feel young once again! We are confident that we can be of service!
For early Presbyopia, you may be able to delay wearing presbyopic glasses or contact lenses by:
- Improving the lighting of your environment
- Increasing the font size (if applicable)
- Removing your glasses (for seeing far) when you’re reading, if you are myopic
However if you are still struggling, do come in and talk to us, there are many options available to help you.
These are still the most common and successful ways of mitigating presbyopic symptoms.
Here’s how corrective spectacle lenses for Presbyopia can help your vision:
a. Single Vision Readers - These are reading glasses that you put on only put them on when you need to read.
b. Bi-focal & Multifocal Ophthalmic Lenses - These are lenses made with multiple focal points. Bifocal Lenses have 2 focusing points, usually one for far and one for near. On the other hand, Multifocal Lenses, also known as Progressive Lenses, have multiple focusing points, allowing clear vision for far, intermediate, and near.
Among our customers, Progressive Lenses are the most commonly prescribed and have the highest level of satisfaction. Having a well-fitted pair of Progressive Lenses can really elevate the lifestyle of the wearer. That is why we believe that Progressive Lenses need to be customised to meet your needs.
Read more about how we tailor fit Progressive Lenses to your needs.
Our customers in Singapore are no longer restricted to corrective glasses for their Presbyopia. You can now enjoy your night out, play your favourite sports or wear your favourite pair of sunglasses without worrying about vision problems. Contact lenses are a very good alternative now for those days that you wish to be without glasses.
The most common options are:
a. Monovision Contact Lenses - With this, one eye is given clear distance vision while the other is given a near prescription. These lenses reduce the central image of focus, so that you can see the object you want to see clearly. This solution typically works better for customers with lower Presbyopia power. However, it may take time for you to get used to wearing monovision contact lenses for Presbyopia. The period of how long one needs to adapt to wearing it varies from person to person.
b. Multifocal/Progressive Contact Lenses - Like Progressive glasses, there are multifocal focusing points in these contact lenses, providing functional vision at all distances for individuals with refractive errors and Presbyopia. The technology for multifocal contact lenses has really improved over the years.
Nowadays, Progressive Contact Lenses work by using different lens powers in one contact lens, so you can easily switch between seeing close-up, in-between, and far away. Compared to monovision, they enable better depth perception. Today, many of our customers are able to enjoy the convenience and vision that these lenses provide. However, like with Progressive Spectacle Lenses, it will take time for you to adapt to these lenses. The period of how long you can feel comfortable wearing them differs for every individual.
If you’re looking for contact lenses for your Presbyopia, you can count on Eyecare People to have the right contact lenses for you.
You will have to undergo an eye examination to determine the best corrective lens for your Presbyopia. At the same time, there will be a series of questions that will help us have an idea of the factors that could strain your eyes and cause your vision issues. The examination will consist of the following:
This will measure the prescription of the eyeglasses or contact lenses you need to have a clearer vision. Our Optometrist or Optician will have you look through a trial frame and let you read a series of letters or numbers on a chart. As you go through different prescription lenses, we will ask you which lenses make the letters or numbers clearer. This helps us determine the strength of your corrective lenses.
Having an eye health check is crucial for maintaining good vision and preventing serious eye conditions that can cause vision loss or blindness. Unlike a prescription check, which only assesses the level of vision correction needed, an eye health check evaluates the overall health of your eyes to ensure the change in vision is not due to more serious eye issues. During eye health checks, we screen for common eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment of these conditions are essential for preventing serious vision loss, and since many of these conditions can develop slowly and without noticeable symptoms, regular eye health checks are important for maintaining good eye health.
This test measures the pressure inside your eyes to diagnose and monitor eye conditions, like glaucoma. A device called a tonometer will be used to gently blow a small puff of air into the eyes. Rest assured, this kind of test is quick and painless.
Finding the right corrective lenses for your presbyopia can be both an art and a science. It involves deciding on the right progressive lens design and corrective power that can provide clear and comfortable vision for your intended use. As experienced optometrists and opticians, we will ask you a series of questions to understand your work environment, lifestyle, and budget to identify your unique needs. We will then balance this information with your corrective prescription to find the right lens that meets your specific requirements. With our expertise and guidance, you can be assured of selecting the best corrective lenses that will help you see clearly and comfortably.