When You Have To Take Your Glasses Off To Read…yes, this is me. And I’ve noticed it more in the last year (sigh, I’m aging). When I have to read a recipe or a book…even fill out a school field trip form…I have to take my glasses off (I wear glasses for distance). The last time I had an eye exam…my eye care specialist told me I was on the road to reading glasses. Which is why when I received an invitation to the Alcon Kitchen Party event at Evergreen Brick Works to discuss multifocal contact lenses I was intrigued..I didn’t know multifocal contact lenses existed!
When You Have To Take Your Glasses Off To Read…
As you get 40+, you experience presbyopia (it’s a natural thing…no escaping it). Let me give you a clearer view (see what I did there) and then I’ll tell you about how the Alcon kitchen party got me thinking…
The most common symptoms of presbyopia are blurred vision at normal reading distance, including while wearing normal glasses or contact lenses, headaches, eyestrain and fatigue while reading or doing close-up work. Nearly everyone experiences presbyopia; scientists believe this to be a natural part of aging that cannot be prevented; however, there are many treatment options for presbyopia including bifocals, reading glasses, and multifocal contact lenses.
Chef Brad Long led a cooking demonstration at the event – while wearing the Alcon lenses. He explained how valuable the lenses were because he is able to read a recipe, chop foods, and interact with others in the kitchen. Near, intermediate and distance vision.
That got me thinking; I have to do that too! Every day. Further, my take-off-glasses-to-read/put-on-glasses-to-see routine is getting cumbersome (the number of times I walk around trying to find my glasses is laughable…really…because I’ll take them off to read something…then start doing something else…then, realize I can’t see). A multifocal solution makes sense.
As I get older, I know my eye health will be changing. It’s good to be in the know about options not only for my eye health but also for my lifestyle.
Alcon offers Dailies Total1® Multifocal contact lenses: This innovative multifocal lens provides both seamless distant, intermediate and near vision, and the outstanding comfort of the Dailies Total1 water gradient lens technology. Ask your eye care specialist about Alcon Dailies Total1® Multifocal contact lenses.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Alcon. Opinions are my own.