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Correcting Presbyopia: Contact Lenses

Female Optometrist watching male patient inserting contact lens in eye.

Contact lenses can correct presbyopia. They focus the image back onto the retina. This way, you can see an object clearly.

Contact lenses

There are 2 kinds of contact lenses that correct presbyopia. If you wear contact lenses, you can also use reading glasses with your contacts.

Monovision contact lenses. These correct one eye for close vision and one eye for far vision. This means one contact lens helps you read and see things that are near. The other contact lens helps you see things that are at a distance.

Multifocal contact lenses. These have magnifying power. Some switch between near and far vision. Others slowly change from near to far vision. You don't notice a change from one power to the next. Talk with your eye care provider about which kind of multifocal lens is best for you.

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