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					Presbyopia is a condition that is almost
  impossible to avoid because it can
 affect anyone. Indeed, almost 30% of
 Americans suffer from this condition
 that is most common amongst those
          over 40 years of age.
As the eye weakens, objects that are
  close up start to appear blurred.
   If things were not bad enough
 however, those with presbyopia are
  also open to other problems like
myopia which causes far away objects
          to become unclear.
A combination of presbyopia and
myopia really plays havoc with a
person’s life as nothing is clear to
               them.
 Up until a few years ago, such people
  would have to continuously change
 lenses depending on what they were
  doing. With the advent of multifocal
contact lenses however, those days are
gone and everyone can enjoy the clear
          vision they deserve.
    Before explaining more about
multifocal contact lenses, it should be
   stressed that they are not some
magical solution that guarantees clear
 vision regardless of your condition.
Certain individual’s vision will not be in
a situation where multifocal lenses can
 work. In these instances, glasses will
 still be required for a variety of tasks.
 This means that those commercials
  which depict delighted wearers of
multifocal lenses binning their glasses
should be taken with a pinch of salt.
 This means that those commercials
  which depict delighted wearers of
multifocal lenses binning their glasses
should be taken with a pinch of salt.
   Believing such propaganda will
 inevitably lead to a large number of
        disappointed people.
  Multifocal lenses are available in
concentric, simultaneous and altering
            contacts form.
With concentric contact lenses, there
 are two different prescriptions with
one surrounding the other. The center
of the lens will have the near-distance
   prescription with the far distance
    prescription left on the outside.
Simultaneous lenses are a fascinating
 design insofar as both near and far
prescriptions are deliberately placed
  upon one another. The brain then
decides which one needs to be used
    depending on the situation.
Altering lenses are probably the least
    popular of the three and involve
different prescriptions on the bottom
and top of the lens. This means that it
 is vital to for the wearer to place the
     lens on their eye in the correct
                  manner.
 In the event that multifocal contact
  lenses do not work for you, do not
 despair. There is the possibility that
   monovision contact lenses could
improve your vision. Occasionally, one
 eye may have myopia and the other
        could have presbyopia.
  If this is the case, your optometrist
    may elect to place a monovision
contact lenses in the myopic eye while
  the other eye could benefit from a
  different lens to battle presbyopia.
Yet it is likely that multifocal contact
   lenses will alleviate the vision
  problems of all but a minority of
 presbyopia and myopia sufferers.
Contact lenses led a new revolution
  with regards to better vision and
   multifocal lenses are the latest
addition. Although there may always
   be occasions when glasses are
   required, these situations are
      becoming less frequent.
  It seems inevitable that in future,
 lenses that enable those who loath
 glasses to finally cast them aside for
good will be created. As things stand,
multifocal lenses are painting a clearer
picture for millions of people around
               the world.
For more information about
      contact lenses,
     please check out
 multifocal contact lenses.

				
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