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Over 40?

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Difficulty focusing when switching your eyes from a near to a far object?

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This table lists different types of contacts available for presybopes and some of the pros and cons of each type of correction.

Over 40?

If you’re having trouble focusing when switching your eyes from a near to a far object, you’re most likely experiencing a condition called presbyopia.

Presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eyes lose their ability to focus up close. Talk to your eye doctor about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Contact Lens Options

There are may contact lenses designs in both soft and gas permeable lenses.

They include bifocal, multifocal and monovision designs in both soft and gas permeable lenses.

Type Pros Cons

Gas Permeable (GOS)
aka RGPs, rigid gas permeable or oxygen permeable lenses.

  • Transmits more oxygen to the eye than traditional soft lenses
  • Provide better vision, durability and deposit resistance than soft lenses
  • Easier to clean
  • Long lasting so they tend to be less expensive
  • Retain their shape so they provide crisper vision than soft
  • Need to be worn everyday to achieve maximum comfort
  • When lenses are removed, temporary blurry vision may occur even while wearing glasses
  • Require care, since they are reused for one year or more
Type Pros Cons
Soft Lenses
  • Comfortable right from the start
  • Many types are disposable so a fresh pair means less chance of infection and less cleaning
  • Easily absorb pollutants which can irritate your eyes
  • Rip or tear easily
  • Ongoing cost can be expensive due to short life of lens