Treatments

Presbyopia Treatments

Presbyopia can be treated a number of ways, including:

  • Glasses: You may choose to wear prescription or over-the-counter glasses just for reading or close-up work, or you may choose:
    • Bifocals: The lower part of the lens magnifies objects and writing for better close-up vision
    • Trifocals: The lower part of the lens has two magnifying powers: one for close-up work and one for mid-range work, such as on a computer
    • Progressive lenses: The correction ranges from close to midrange to far without any visible lines
  • Contact lenses: Both soft and gas permeable lenses can correct for presbyopia. Options include:
    • Monovision lenses: Features one lens for close-up work and the other lens for distance vision
    • Modified monovision lenses: Combine a traditional contact lens for distance in one eye with a contact lens that features a bifocal for reading in the other eye
  • Surgery: Surgery to correct close-up vision in your non-dominant eye include:
    • Laser vision correction (LASIK): Using a laser to correct the shape of the cornea
    • Implanted lens: A synthetic corrective lens used to surgically replace the aging lens
    • Corneal ring implant: A ring inserted in the eye to correct the curve of the cornea for better close-up vision


Treatments