Should senior citizens give up contact lenses?


Contact lenses give you more freedom of movement, prevent fogging, and give you crystal-clear vision that isn't limited by your eyeglass frames.
But as you age, your eyes deteriorate and you start to ask yourself, "Can I still wear contacts in old age?". The answer is yes!

In summary, contact lenses are perfect for correcting vision problems in older people. They are comfortable to wear and can be used without glasses. In addition, contact lenses allow seniors to see better during activities such as reading or driving.

Contact lenses are a popular visual aid, but they may not be easy to use. Some seniors may have difficulty inserting or removing the lenses. They may also be more prone to eye infections and inflammation. That's why there are contact lenses specially designed for older people that are easier to use. If you are interested in these lenses, talk to your optician to see if they are right for you.

Should senior citizens give up contact lenses?Should senior citizens give up contact lenses?

Multifocal or bifocal contact lenses are the solution. These multifocal lenses are available in soft and hard lenses and make reading glasses unnecessary. Whether you are looking at something in the distance or reading a newspaper, multifocal lenses allow you to see clearly aboth t a distance and up close.

Suitable multifocal/bifocal lenses are, for example, Focus Dailies Progessives daily lenses or Air Optix HydraGlyde Multifocal lenses.

Continuing to wear your lenses is not a problem

The important thing about wearing contact lenses in old age is, of course, that it is still possible to put them in without problems.

This is difficult, for example, if you have shaky hands. Also, not all visual defects can be compensated for by contact lenses. Your ophthalmologist can determine after an examination whether multifocal lenses are suitable for you and can recommend suitable contact lenses.