Contact lens wearers usually drop out of contact lenses between the age of 40 to 50. This is due to two primary reasons according to most studies conducted with patients and eye doctors. These two reasons are that patients have a harder time reading up close with their contacts, and that the contacts feel dry.
Yes, you will still be able to read. Without reading glasses!
The struggle most people have when trying to focus on objects up close such as a book, cell phone, or computer is very common. Eye doctors help people with this every single day. It is an often age related condition known as presbyopia. We will spare you the major details, but, there is a complex system of muscles and lenses inside your eye that acts like an “auto-focus” on your camera when you look at anything up close (36” or less). This “auto-focus” becomes less effective as we age and is all part of the process. Dr. Gindi always says: “If you live long enough, everyone will need help reading up close”.
Part of living long enough involves staying active and healthy. This is why many of our over 40 patients are perfect candidates for contact lenses so that they may walk, run, play sports, and otherwise not rely on glasses to see clearly.