A soft contact lens is a hydrophilic (water loving) disc that floats on your cornea. Like prescription glasses, a contact lens is specifically shaped to focus light into the retina of your eye. But, unlike glasses, which you can see over and under, contact lenses cover your cornea, correcting your entire field of vision.
Nearsightedness and farsightedness are conditions that are easily corrected by refocusing the light rays onto the retina of the eye. This is commonly done through eyeglasses and/or contact lenses or surgery.
If you have astigmatism, ask your eye care professional if toric lenses for astigmatism are right for you. Bausch + Lomb has toric lenses that are uniquely designed to meet the vision correction needs of people with astigmatism.
There are many options for people with presbyopia, including contact lenses. Recent technologies allow people who are entering into presbyopia to continue wearing contact lenses, instead of having to switch to bifocals, or reading glasses.