There's no reason you can't maintain a youthful appearance after 40. That said, there's also no reason not to take advantage of confidence-building tips like eating right, staying active and drinking plenty of water.

But what about presbyopia?

Many people are surprised to discover that after age 40, they have difficulty reading the smallest print or a restaurant menu. This visual disorder, called presbyopia, is caused by the loss of flexibility of the lens, which is located behind the iris and becomes more rigid with age. Rather than lugging reading glasses around, ask your trusted optometrist about bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. 

CooperVision offers a wide range of options, including daily disposable contact lenses and extended wear multifocal contact lenses. These bifocal and/or multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct the focusing problems associated with presbyopia by incorporating different prescriptions.

What are bifocal contact lenses?

Bifocal contact lenses have two correction zones in the same lens. One zone is for close reading, and the other is for normal distance vision. The double correction helps people with presbyopia correctly focus on the image of objects up close.

What is the difference between bifocal and multifocal lenses?

Bifocal contact lenses have a clear separation between the zone that corrects near vision and the zone that corrects distance vision. The eye moves from one zone to the other, just as it would with bifocal glasses. Multifocal contact lenses, on the other hand, have a gradual transition between the two zones (near and distance).

Remember, the decision to wear contact lenses or to change to a different type should be made with your optometrist. For your health, comfort and optimal vision performance, it is essential that the prescription and fit be an exact match for your eyes.

Make an appointment with your IRIS optometrist to try CooperVision contact lenses.