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Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2009 Aug;32(4):191-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.05.003. Epub 2009 Jun 16.

Contact lens correction of presbyopia.

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Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P.O. Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom.


The ageing population highlights the need to provide effective optical solutions for presbyopic contact lens wearers. However, data gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate that fewer than 40% of contact lens wearers over 45 years of age (virtually all of whom can be presumed to suffer a partial or complete loss of accommodation) are prescribed a presbyopic correction. Furthermore, monovision is prescribed as frequently as multifocal lenses. These observations suggest that an optimal solution to the contact lens correction of presbyopia remains elusive.

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