My husband (he's 53) wears reading glasses and is getting more and more frustrated having to remember to have them with him at all times. His long distance sight is fine.
Is it possible for him to wear contact lenses - do they do varifocal lenses or a colleague mentioned that some people wear a distance lense in one eye and a "reading" lens in the other eye? (I hope this makes sense)!
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Qualified Nicola Nisbet BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipOc answers this question.
Both these are options with contact lenses. A common misconception is that if you don't need spectacles for distance contact lenses are not an option. This is simply not the case and many contact lens wearers manage with either varifocal (or multifocal) lenses or monovision (a distance lens in one eye and a reading lens in the other). All your husband needs is an up to date sight test prescription and then he can book a contact lens appointment and most Opticians will let him try the options suitable for his lifestyle and his prescription.
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