Contact Lens

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Floyd, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Floyd

    Floyd Guest

    My wife has been wearing contact lens for 20+ years. Now she needs reading
    glasses. Can reading glasses be worn over contact lenses?
    Floyd, Mar 5, 2011
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  2. Floyd

    Dan Abel Guest

    Yes. It worked great for me.
    Dan Abel, Mar 5, 2011
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  3. Floyd

    Mark A Guest

    Yes. As people get older they typically develop presbiopia and their
    eyesight needs more plus power for close-up work. If your wife's contacts
    are a minus power to correct for near-sightedness (which is typical for most
    people), then she may find at some point that these cancel each other out
    and that she has close to 20-20 vision for reading and may be able to do
    without both the contacts and reading glasses (or at least the reading
    glasses will need less plus correction).
    Mark A, Mar 5, 2011
  4. Floyd

    Dr Judy Guest

    That is the simplest solution. Multifocal contact lenses are
    available and monovision (one eye for distance, one eye for near) is
    another option. She should consult with her eye care provider or
    contact lens fitter to explore her options.
    Dr Judy, Mar 6, 2011
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