Common Signs & Symptoms of Presbyopia

These are the common signs and symptoms you may need corrective lenses for Presbyopia:

Start around 40 years old

Near Objects are harder to see

May experience Eye Strain & Headache

Moving objects further and under bright lighting helps you see better

For myopes, easier to read if glasses are removed

Don't worry, we are here to help!

1. Manage your Environment

2. Spectacle Lenses

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.

3. Contact Lenses

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: