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Home > FAQs and Tips > Aging can affect the way you see the world

Living with Contacts

As you age, your vision is subject to change

Action to Take

  • Get an annual eye exam. The likelihood of developing eye conditions increases as you age. An annual eye exam can help identify these conditions early on
  • Take nutrients that may help protect your eyes* such as ICAPS® Eye Vitamins
  • Discuss contact lens or bifocal options with your eye doctor before making a decision

Contacts Can Help

  • Contact lenses can help correct a variety of eye conditions
  • Contact lenses are generally safe for your eyes at any age
  • Make sure your contact lens prescription is up-to-date as your prescription will likely change more frequently as you age

Contacts and Bifocals

  • You can wear reading glasses over your contact lenses when you need to read
  • To avoid bifocals, consider multifocal contacts or monovision
    • Monovision is when one contact lens is corrected for distance and the other for near vision
  • Find out how contacts can substitute bifocal glasses

Contact Lens Dryness

Types of Bifocal Contact Lenses

Alternating bifocal contact lenses

Divided in half, the bottom portion is for near vision, the top portion for far

Concentric ring contact lenses

Feature one prescription in the center of the lens, and a different prescription around the peripheral

Aspherical multifocal contact lenses

Blend near and far prescriptions together, and your visual system must learn to select the prescription needed at the time

TSA permits contact lens solutions to be carried on board a flight.

While a large bottle of
OPTI-FREE® Solution may be permitted by the TSA, we suggest picking up a 2oz travel size just to be safe!

View and print the TSA guidelines

An excellent combination

OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Rewetting Drops Packaging
Pair your OPTI-FREE®
PureMoist® Contact Lens Solution with OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Rewetting Drops for the ultimate in comfort.

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