Contact lens wearers usually drop out of contact lenses between the age of 40 to 50. This is due to two primary reasons according to most studies conducted with patients and eye doctors. These two reasons are that patients have a harder time reading up close with their contacts, and that the contacts feel dry.
Yes, you will still be able to read. Without reading glasses!
The struggle most people have when trying to focus on objects up close such as a book, cell phone, or computer is very common. Eye doctors help people with this every single day. It is an often age related condition known as presbyopia. We will spare you the major details, but, there is a complex system of muscles and lenses inside your eye that acts like an “auto-focus” on your camera when you look at anything up close (36” or less). This “auto-focus” becomes less effective as we age and is all part of the process. Dr. Gindi always says: “If you live long enough, everyone will need help reading up close”.
Part of living long enough involves staying active and healthy. This is why many of our over 40 patients are perfect candidates for contact lenses so that they may walk, run, play sports, and otherwise not rely on glasses to see clearly.
Dealing With Dry Eyes and Your Contacts
Sometimes patients suffer with chronic Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). This leaves their eyes feeling gritty or appearing weepy, even without having contact lenses in! Dr. Gindi is an expert in diagnosing and treating Dry Eye Syndrome/Ocular Surface Disease. Her and her team of experts have success in treating dry eyes with in office procedures, specialty eye drops, and even supplements depending on the main cause of the symptoms. There is no need to disqualify yourself from wearing contact lenses based on how your eyes feel. Healing Eye Care has the expertise, experience, and access to the latest multifocal contacts lenses on the market to fit patients with presbyopia in a lens that is both comfortable and provides quality vision. Dr. Gindi and her team at Healing Eye Care have helped numerous patients cross over into multifocal contact lenses when many other eye doctors may not have been able to help them see up close as they age and feel comfortable while doing so.
In addition to diagnosing and treating dry eyes, we offer cutting edge one-day disposable soft multifocal lenses with patents and technology specifically targeting patients who suffer with dryness. These lenses are the most breathable, hygienic, and offer the highest comfort to combat dryness that is common in the eyes as we age. If you’ve ever worn contacts before, you know how good it feels to put a fresh pair in your eyes. Imagine being able to do this every morning AND see everything clearly.
If you struggle with your near vision in your contacts. Or if you want to have Dr. Gindi evaluate you to see if you are a good candidate for daily disposable contact lenses, schedule online with us now. Our team of experts looks forward to seeing you!
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