Brief Course Description
Contact Lenses for Baby Boomers
Aging can cause subtle and dramatic changes
to the body, particularly to the eyes. Some of the
challenges we need to keep in mind when fi tting
aging patients with contact lenses include presbyopia,
increased dry eye symptoms and decreased manual
dexterity. In this course, we discuss how contact lenses
can help your patients over forty achieve optimal
comfort and vision.
focus from distant objects to near ones. This loss of
accommodation is called presbyopia, and it happens to
just about everyone, usually starting around age 40. For most people, the biggest problem
with presbyopia is reading. As the ability to focus on close objects gradually diminishes,
reading becomes more difficult, particularly when the print is small, the contrast is poor,
or the reader is tired.