60+ Vision Correction

senior woman babyFact: just about everyone over age 60 needs some sort of vision correction. It’s just a normal, natural part of aging. The good news? You have several options to maintain your 20/20 vision for years to come.

Many seniors have Presbyopia, which is the inability to see clearly at near distances, like when reading. To correct your vision to 20/20, you’re probably familiar with bifocal eyeglasses. But you may not be aware that contact lenses can correct presbyopia as well.

Multi-Focal Contact Lenses

Multi-Focal contact lenses – including Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia Contact Lenses and Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia Contact Lenses—can correct presbyopia so you can see comfortably up close and at a distance.

If you also have cataracts, Crystalens AO is an accommodating intraocular lens that can treat both cataracts and presbyopia —the clouding or hardening of your lenses, and the loss of near and intermediate vision, respectively. Like the natural lens, it is a lens implant that uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Many patients will have greater freedom from glasses after surgery, but you may still need reading glasses for small print or other near vision tasks.


If you’ve always worn eyeglasses and you’d prefer to continue doing so, you can learn about bifocal and trifocal lenses and their attributes at All About Vision, a consumer guide to eye care and vision correction.

Magnifiers and Vision Accessories

Reading the newspaper, doing embroidery, building models, and seeing the numbers on small technical instruments can become challenging as we age. Brighter lighting can help with close-up work, but sometimes you need additional help.

Magnifiers bring fine print and needlework into focus, and they come in many sizes to help you match the level of magnification you need with the task in front of you.  

Need both hands to perform delicate work?  Try a hands-free magnifier.