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 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, you’re probably familiar with bifocals or readers. But you may not be aware that contact lenses for presbyopia are available. 

Multi-Focal Contact Lenses

Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal contact lenses are designed to provide clear vision—up close, far away and in between. These lenses feature the 3-Zone Progressive design that eases the transitions eyes have to make from near to far distance. 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. Ask your eye care professional if they're right for you. 

Cataracts and Presbyopia

Crystalens AO AO lens is an artificial lens implant that can treat both a person's cataracts and presbyopia—the clouding or hardening of your lenses, and the loss of near and intermediate vision, respectively. Like a natural lens, this artificial lens implant uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances.


If you’ve always worn eyeglasses and you’d prefer to continue doing so, you have many choices. Reading glasses or readers may help. There are also options with bifocal, trifocal and progressive eyeglass lenses.

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. Hands-free magnifiers are available for when you need both hands to perform delicate work.

Low Vision/Vision Loss

Low vision is a term that refers to vision problems that cannot be fully corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision and many eye diseases have no early symptoms. There are many products and devices that can help people with low vision continue to live normal lives. In addition, some eye care professionals specialize in rehabilitation for low vision, so ask your eye doctor for recommendations. Talk to your eye care professional.