There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to see, especially if it’s hard to focus on a picture or written words if they are within reach. Our eyes are trying to tell us something. Whether you are getting far along in years or are relatively young, it may be time to get bifocals. The question is should they be contact lenses or glasses? The reasons are different for everyone. Here are a few things to understand about how to improve your eyesight if corrective lenses are needed.
It’s a fact for some people that their vision will begin to deteriorate as they get older. Vision and hearing are the first things to weaken as we age. Get regular eye exams early, at least once a year, to help catch any possible eye problems or diseases. The right prescription will help to alleviate sight problems and catching problems early can help prevent worse eye damage.
But there is hope in a tiny silicon disc that covers the eye. Contact lenses are a popular choice and they should definitely be considered especially if a bifocal is needed. The eye is able to see well because of an amazing design. The bifocal lens of a contact has the ability to correct because of two different power positions. Our eyes alternate between these lines without the contact moving all around on the eye. There are also gas permeable contact lenses that can also work as bifocal lenses. They are easier to clean and are a little more durable. It all depends on whether someone wants a soft, flexible lens or a more rigid plastic lens.
Try contact lenses instead of traditional glasses to avoid scratched, broken, or lost glasses. Regular glasses can be cumbersome too, depending on the size and style. They can create pressure points on the bridge of the nose and be uncomfortable for some people. Avoid these things by trying a bifocal contact lens. Contact lenses have been around for a long time and they are more comfortable than most people think. It just takes a little getting used to.
Other ways to help our eyesight is to eat right. There is lutein in spinach and it’s the best natural way to promote healthy eye function. Taking a good multi vitamin which includes Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, and Beta carotene can also help. Taking care of the eyes is important. Get plenty of rest and don’t strain eyesight with low lights in the house. Wearing sunglasses outside is also beneficial to the eyes. The eyes are very sensitive and over exposure to harsh sunlight is not a good thing.
Even if someone is wearing contacts they should not leave them in for long periods of time. It’s good to rest the eyes. Use quality saline to rinse, clean, and refresh the eyes when a lens is not being worn. There are many different brands of contact lenses on the market and an eye care expert will help determine what is best. Good eye care will promote lasting clear vision.