Hate Readers and Bifocals? Need a Better Solution?
For this blog post on Multifocal Contact Lenses, I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for Bausch + Lomb. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Bausch + Lomb and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.
The Chief Blonde’s Contact Story
I have worn eye correction since I was in fifth grade. I am horribly nearsighted and can’t see far away. I started with glasses, and I HATED them. While glasses are quite cool today, at that time it felt to me like only GEEKS wore glasses and I detested wearing them.
My eye professional initially didn’t feel I could wear contacts, so from the time I was eleven until I was 16, I wore glasses! Then I begged my mom to take me to the eye doctor again and he said I could try contacts. Alleluia! I never looked back, I have worn contacts for 36 years. I only wear glasses when I am at home, otherwise it’s contacts all the way.
Imagine my horror when my near vision started to go. I am a blogger, I have to be able to read my computer screen. I take medicine, I need to be able to read the labels. Reading the newspaper is what I do every morning, I couldn’t anymore. I tried wearing readers but they just frustrated me. I went to the eye doctor and he explained I had Presbyopia.
What the heck is Presbyopia?
It finally happened: you picked up your smartphone – and those emails are a blur. This condition has a name – no, not “aging,” – it’s called Presbyopia. You know the signs: you need to hold smartphones, tablets and menus further away in order to focus properly. Close-work, like reading or handwriting, can give you a headache or cause eyestrain. There are over 100 million “presbyopes” in the U.S. – many of whom have never had a vision problem before – and this number is growing.
Presbyopia is not a disease – it’s just a medical term for what’s happening to your vision. It’s a natural part of getting older. In young people, the eye’s lens is soft and flexible, and readily changes shape to focus. As you age, the crystalline lens in your eye hardens and loses elasticity. With this loss of flexibility, your eyes are less able to adjust to changes in focus from near to far and in-between.
~U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and Bausch + Lomb
EEK! Does that mean I can’t wear my contacts anymore?
Almost half of women over the age of 40 admit to feeling embarrassed, frumpy or annoyed when reaching for reading glasses, but what’s a woman to do when a survey, conducted by Bausch + Lomb, in partnership with VibrantNation, Inc., found that many women who wear glasses or contact lenses still have difficulty reading labels? Watch this video where Stephen Reily, founder of Vibrant Nation, and Dr. Rhonda Robinson, discuss the survey findings and how a new contact lens technology, Multi-focal lenses, is providing a new alternative to current “old-tech” options of drugstore readers or magnifiers. You can watch the video, to hear a great discussion about the new Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal Contact Lenses.
Why not just wear mono-vision contacts?
Monovision contacts correct one eye for up close vision and one eye for far vision. Often, over time, the up close corrected eye becomes so bad that it becomes difficult to correct. With Multi-Focal Lenses your vision is no longer corrected in a mono way, it is corrected via binocular, meaning that both eyes are corrected giving you all distance vision. This aspect of Multifocal lenses got me more excited than any other.
All Distance Vision
Visit your eye care professional or head over to Good Bye Readers to get more information on Multi-Focal lenses including:
- An explanation of Multi-Focal contact lenses
- A demo of how you see when wearing the lenses (THIS WAS FASCINATING! It was like I could have my young eyes back!)
- Get a FREE TRIAL of Bausch + Lomb PureVision 2 Multi-Focal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia.
Wouldn’t you like to say goodbye to reading glasses and hello to all distance vision?