The increasing concern for aesthetics and functionality has led to  more people opting for the correction of eye strain problems with lenses for presbyopia, instead of traditional glasses.

Presbyopia lenses are highly recommended for active people who do not want to be limited by the use of bifocal or progressive glasses.

Contact lenses for presbyopia can be semi-rigid or soft, the latter being the most used because of being more comfortable.

Like other contact lenses, they go completely unnoticed and are inserted easily. The maximum use must be between 10 to 12 hours per day, since not everyone tolerates them well. In many cases the quality of vision may be somewhat lower than that achieved with spectacles, with results that are not very satisfactory.

Although the lenses for presbyopia are very beneficial, the patient doesn’t completely stop using glasses, so this is why more people resort to laser surgery to deal with eye strain problems.

There are several types of lenses for presbyopia:

  • Diffractive lenses for presbyopia: they are multifocal and have concentric rings, which thanks to the principle of Fresnel form a focus to see near and far distances.
  • Lenses for Refractive Presbyopia: they are multifocal and alternate concentric zones to see near and far distances.
  • Monovision contact lenses for presbyopia: They are monofocal, an eye is graduated for near distances and the other one for far distances.

The ophthalmologist will conduct a detailed eye examination and will assess the different treatment options; prescribing, when indicated, the most appropriate for each case.

Definitive treatments for presbyopia

Dramatic advances in laser technology have made possible the definitive correction of strained eye; It is the revolutionary laser presbyopia surgery.

It is a five-minute surgery, completely painless and with immediate recovery.

The laser acts on the surface of the cornea, without disturbing the delicate intraocular structures and without implanting any lens; it only changes the corneal curvature, improving the corneal optical quality, and stimulating residual accommodation.

If the patient has other vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, laser surgery to correct eye strain will also solve these other problems.

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