What Exactly Is Presbyopia?
If you notice a loss of near vision, then you are probably experiencing presbyopia. Multifocal contact lenses may be exactly what you are looking for! You will be able to enjoy the advantages of contacts, and ditch your reading glasses when reading or writing.
My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Marie Gallagher for over 15 years. She has been the most skillful, knowledgeable and caring eye doctor we have ever had the good fortune to work with.
Under her care we have moved through the progressive stages of vision changes to include single vision correction lenses, to bifocal, to multi-focal eyeglasses, including transition lenses. She has also been able to fit me with multifocal contact lenses, even though I had a serious problem with dry eyes.
Over these many years, she carefully examined, measured and tested our eyes, using the latest equipment, and advised us on issues of glaucoma, retinal tears and minor eye injuries which we had to deal with. She helped us identify when it was time for cataract surgery, and helped us decide and work with a good eye surgeon to perform the cataract removal procedure.
On top of her excellent medical skills, Dr Gallagher has gone out of her way to make sure we could obtain appointments even when she had to juggle her schedule to accommodate our changing travel schedules..
Almost the best part – Dr Gallagher is such an upbeat and cheerful person, that even if you are having a bad day, she always seems to have a bright smile and a warm greeting ready to lift your spirits. – Smile Reminder, Ellicott City.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Gallagher for many years now and she is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and kind to boot! The staff there is always pleasant as well. Thanks for the years of excellent service! – Google Reviewer, Ellicott City.
Though I moved and this practice is now a 25-30 minute drive in traffic for me, I still patronize Professional Vision. That’s because the service I’ve been given by Dr. Gallagher and company has been top-notch – Yelp Reviewer, Ellicott City.
I had a great experience yesterday. I was early for my appt and expected to wait. I was very surprised when I was taken back to start my exam within minutes. Dr. Bender was knowledgeable and thorough. The staff were open, friendly and extremely helpful when it came to choosing new frames. It was nice to get multiple, unbiased opinions. Now I understand why several of my friends recommended Professional Vision! – Smile Reminder, Ellicott City.
I have dealt with Professional Vision for fifteen years and it is one of the very few establishments that I can wholeheartedly recommend. In addition to excellent general care, I recently had a scratched cornea…they scheduled an appointment for within several hours, saw me immediately, examined my eye thoroughly, prescribed the necessary medicine and gave me confidence that my eye had been well taken care of… I recommend these folks without reservation. My whole family relies on them too. – Google Reviewer, Ellicott City.
Wonderful customer service at the front of the house, on the phone, and from the opticians and eye doctor. I have a very serious prescription (I would be legally blind if it weren’t correctable), which can present some challenges with filling my prescription for eyeglasses. I’m also a former optician myself (though I didn’t let them know that), so I know the difference between a well-done job and a poor one when it comes to cutting lenses. I was able to speak directly with the opticians who cut the lenses, and they made recommendations, and filled the prescription wonderfully well. And they also did a rush job for me so that I would have my new glasses by the weekend! I am more than happy with my experience there and will be returning for a second pair of eyeglasses – Yelp Reviewer, Ellicott City.
Are you over 40 and struggling to read?
If reading up close has become a challenge, then it may be time for multifocal contacts or eyeglasses. Or perhaps you would prefer progressive lenses or reading glasses. What ever your vision needs, our eye doctors at Eyes On 40 are here to help!
4 Ways to Save Your Vision Over Age 40
1) Multi-focal Contact Lenses - Get the distance to see clearly up close & far away each day with Multifocal contact lenses, both in the regular & 1-day varieties.
2) Multi-focal Eyeglass Lenses - Eyeglass lenses with more than one power to help those of us over age 40 deal with the normal, age-related loss of near vision called presbyopia.
3) Progressive Lenses - These lenses have a gradual change in power from the top to the bottom of the lens, providing a range of powers for clear vision far away, up close and everywhere in between.
4) Reading Glasses - It's worth it to go with custom-made reading glasses (versus the drugstore variety) - you will experience extra comfort and precise vision.
Multifocal Contact Lenses: The Next Solution
If you are noticing a loss of near vision, then you probably have presbyopia. Maybe you want to enjoy the advantages of contacts, as well as ditch your reading glasses when reading or writing? Multifocal contact lenses may be exactly what you are looking for and your Professional Vision eye doctor can help!