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Trouble Seeing Fine Print? in Medicine Hat

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If you happen to be in your 40s or older, having trouble seeing clearly is very normal. This is not a disease but can be very bothersome to many people. Each time we look at something up close, the lens inside our eye needs to change shape to make objects appear clear. Over time, the lens becomes more rigid, making it harder for the lens to change for near tasks. The early to mid-40s is normally when people start noticing these changes. 

When this happens, two different prescriptions are needed: one for distance, and one for near. There are many options to help with this. For some, simple over-the-counter reading glasses do the trick. Others who are slightly nearsighted may just remove their glasses to read. Most people prefer wearing a progressive lens that has both prescriptions in the same lens (these lenses have no visible line). Also, multifocal contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular and work quite well for some people.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office.

Written by Dr. Clark Hyde

Dr. Clark Hyde graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2011. While in optometry school, he completed clinical externships in both Michigan and Utah, focusing on pediatrics and ocular disease.

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