Vision & Age
Correct Your Vision
Looking good, seeing well
Looking good is an important part of our lives. We wear the latest fashions. Stay in shape. Even have cosmetic surgery. And our eyes are no exception.
The verdict is in: People look better without glasses. In a recent survey sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, more than three times as many of the adults surveyed thought that women looked better without glasses and more than twice as many of the adults surveyed thought that men looked better without glasses.
Maybe that is why, increasingly, people are wearing contact lenses or having laser surgery to correct their vision.
How contact lenses work
A contact lens is a hydrophilic (water loving) disc that floats on your cornea. There are dozens of options. Like prescription glasses, a contact lens is specifically shaped to focus light into the retina of your eye (and to fit your eye). But because it covers your cornea, it actually corrects your entire field of vision (unlike glasses, which you can see over and under). Contact lenses float on the tears that bathe the eye when you blink so you want to keep your eye hydrated and well-moisturized when you're wearing contact lenses.
Considering laser surgery?
Typical vision problems, such as being nearsighted or astigmatic, occur when
either the eye or the cornea is not perfectly shaped. Laser surgery permanently
changes the curve of the cornea, improving or correcting the eyes' focus. This
reshaping can be done at the same time as surgery for corneas and other eye
problems. Bausch & Lomb makes a range of innovative surgical products used
for this and other surgical procedures.
Vision correction without lenses or surgery?
Bausch & Lomb Boston Orthokeratology (oprifocon A) Shaping Lenses for Overnight Wear) method is another alternative to glasses, contact lenses, and LASIK surgery. This lens corrects your vision while you sleep leaving you with crisp, clear vision while you are awake.
Relief 's in sight
If your contact lenses get uncomfortable, you can usually do something about it once you have identified the reason.
- Dry eyes caused by low humidity, cold pills, diuretics, and hormonal changes
- Airborne irritants, such as smoke, pollution, and even aerosol sprays
- Eye fatigue from spending too long on the computer or not getting enough sleep
Take a break. Put on your glasses. Try some drops. And
give your eyes a rest.
Bye-bye reading glasses
As you age, the muscles of the eye become less flexible, and have a harder time focusing on objects that are close. The condition is called presbyopia and it happens to nearly everyone. Bausch & Lomb's SofLens® Multi-Focal contact lenses enable you to see well at all distances.