Age and eyesight - over 40

Posted on: 17 April 2012 by Gareth Hargreaves

When you reach your 40s your eyesight starts to change. Presbyopia, or blurred near vision, affects everyone sooner or later. Don't panic - you just need an eye test to determine which eyewear is right for you.

eyesight over 40Bifocals

If you need one prescription for distance vision and another for close work, then bifocals could be the answer. Two different strengths in the same lens means you won’t have to worry about carrying two pairs of glasses with you.


Varifocals give you all the benefits of different prescriptions in the same lens, but without the tell-tale line that bifocals can have. Varifocal lenses have a gradual change from your distance prescription to your close-up one, so they look just like ordinary glasses and you can use them for work, driving and when you go out.

Reading glasses

When you need a little help to focus on the newspaper or your latest book, reading glasses offer a simple solution. With a prescription that helps keep the words pin-sharp, you can carry on enjoying the crossword or your favourite author.

Contact lenses

When wearing glasses isn’t convenient, try our contact lenses. For sports or active recreation, or for when you want to change your outfit, our comfortable contact lenses give you more options. You can even have them with varifocal prescriptions.

If you need eyewear but don’t know what type will be best for you, your optician will recommend various options. Follow this link to find your nearest Specsavers Optician.

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