Advanced multifocal contact lens designs continue to reach the market. These designs are more likely than ever to minimize or eliminate reading glasses. “Most contact lens wearers do not like glasses of any kind, so being able to reduce their dependence on reading glasses greatly increases the patients satisfaction with wearing contact lenses”, reports Dr. Henahan. “It can take some time, but I am able to successfully fit multifocal contact lenses about 85% of the time.”
With the increasing incidence of diabetes, glaucoma and dry eye, it is more important than ever to get routine eye exams. Generally, once per year if you are over age 50, diabetic or have a family history of eye disease. Younger people without health problems and perfect vision can have an exam once every two to three years.
Vision loss related to diabetes increased by 20 percent over less than a decade, according to a U.S. study – a matter of concern as diabetes rates continue to rise, and hit younger and younger people.