FAQs About Contact Lenses

I have presbyopia - can I wear contact lenses?
Yes. There are several approaches to overcoming presbyopia whilst wearing contact lenses. You could try wearing a weak pair of reading spectacles over your contact lenses. Alternatively, you can get bifocal contact lenses, which work in a similar way to bifocal spectacles - allowing you to see both far-away and close-up with a single pair of lenses. There is a third alternative called monovision. This technique uses a lens for long-distance vision in one eye and a lens for close-up in the other! It works very well for some people, but is not advised for driving.

What are contact lenses?
What are "Hard" and "Soft" lenses?
Why does the cornea need Oxygen?
What are high water content lenses?
Why aren't all soft lenses high water content?
Do gas permeable contact lenses absorb water?
Which lenses are best?
What is astigmatism?
I have astigmatism - can I wear soft lenses?
What is presbyopia?
I have presbyopia - can I wear contact lenses?
What are disposable lenses?
Why are contact lens solutions needed?
Do I need to use protein-removing tablets?
Which solution is best for my lenses?
I've been told not to wear my lenses when in an aeroplane - why?
Can I swim in my contact lenses?
Do I still need spectacles if I wear contact lenses?
What is the difference between tinted and coloured lenses?

See also:
All About Contact Lenses
All About Vision
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