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Acuvue Oasys For Presbyopia

By John Dick ABO, FNAO

Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia contacts address all the problems associated with being a more “mature” contact lens patient. Starting at about age 40 our bodies begin to betray us: losing weight becomes more difficult, stiffness and soreness of muscles becomes more common, and our activity levels begin to decline. Additionally, our vision begins to suffer. Eventually that fine print we were able to easily read just a few years earlier becomes an indistinguishable blur. To add a little confusion to the mix, it’s sometimes difficult to decide which modality for correcting your vision will work best for you. Do you want to wear bifocal glasses — lined versus no-line? Wear distance contacts with readers as you need them? Do you go to monovision contacts — one eye for near the other for close work? Any of these options just mentioned have worked well for decades, but technologies exist now which take some of the hassle out of getting the best vision possible.

Bifocal contacts have been on the market now for several years. The initial lenses had a few drawbacks which presented the patient with some difficulty during wear. One such example was the central viewing zone. In low light situations, such as night driving, the pupil expands in an attempt to capture as much light as possible so the process of vision may occur. With earlier types of bifocal contacts blurred peripheral edges would often distract the wearer since the expanded pupil would capture the concentric ring which contained the bifocal. This problem has been masterfully addressed in the design of the Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia brand of lenses.

These lenses are designed using a balanced approach technology called STEREO PRECISION TECHNOLOGY™. This technology provides greater clarity by balancing the depth of field (area of focus) between the dominant and non-dominant eyes. Through utilizing alternative concentric rings of differing powers, Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia allows the patient to have a more balanced and clearer view at all ranges: distance, intermediate and near. This design allows the wearer to see clearly in the distant horizon, use a computer with ease or read a good book. Additionally, balancing these graduated powers allows the eyes to work in tandem with one another providing a clearer image to the brain for translation and minimizing the unnatural effects often experienced by monovision contact lens wearers.

Another problem experienced as we age concerns lacrimation, more common known as tear production.  As the eye ages, the quality and quantity of tears are diminished. Tears contain more than simply water. They contain proteins, lipids and nutrients necessary to nourish the surface of the cornea as well as keeping it hydrated and lubricated. If this process is interrupted, bacterial infection, dry eye syndrome and poor vision will occur. Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia prevents these problems through their patented Hydraclear Plus Technology™. This process provides one of the most natural designs available to mimic the way tears are distributed across your eye not only keeping it healthy, but also providing crisp, clear vision through a healthy corneal tear film.

Compare Price to Similar Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Price Per Box Lenses Wear Days Price /Lens Price /Day x2
PureVision multifocal $52.27 6 30 $8.71 $0.58
Proclear Multifocal Contact Lenses $52.69 6 30 $8.78 $0.59
*Acuvue Oasys For Presbyopia* $28.79 6 14 $4.80 $0.69


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