‘’As my vision has deteriorated with age, I’ve had to wear glasses over my contact lenses for certain things. Computer work was difficult because I had my glasses on and off to look at my papers and at my computer screen. Driving was difficult. I had prescription sunglasses, ordinary sunglasses for over my contact lenses, and it just became an absolute pain”
As we age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to focus and you may have to hold objects further and further away to see them properly. This is known as presbyopia.
If you are short-sighted and presbyopic you will notice that your vision is blurred, even with spectacles.
You may even find that you are able to view objects close to you even without your spectacles but would still need spectacles for driving and distance objects.
If you are long-sighted and presbyopic, you may have general difficulty in focusing. If your vision is deteriorating due to age (presbyopia) it is the lens within your eye that has lost the ability to focus and PRELEX or lens replacement surgery requires exchanging the natural lens for a lens that will improve your ability to focus.