Optometrist Rhonda Robinson, O.D. demonstrates how Bausch and Lomb Multi-Focal contact lenses can help treat the presbyopia.
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Multi Focal Contact Lenses Innovation Dr. Travis Stork: Here to help us is optometrist, Dr. Rhonda Robinson, and Lauren is also here today. Dr. Rhonda Robinson: Thank you. Dr. Travis Stork: So — would be very common, usually begins in someone’s 40s. And typically what happens is the lens that lives behind the cornea is very flexible when you’re youthful, and so it’s easy to read up close. But as people age that lens becomes less and less flexible, and so that’s why you see people as they get little bit older, they are holding the fine print away, away from these eyes because that lens can’t focused close anymore. Dr. Rhonda Robinson: Exactly, exactly. Usually early 40s is when people start to notice some eye strain, eye fatigue because we’re all staring a computers all day, and they might not realize that is perfectly normal and a lot of people will then reach for those reaching glasses or multi-focal glasses. But now we have other options. For example, the multi-focal lens has all distance optics. You can see up close, you can see your computer, you can distance in all directions of gaze all the time, and that’s something new. Dr. Travis Stork: Lauren, you’re wearing this now right? Lauren: Yes I am. I can see far. I can see close. I don’t have to wear those glasses to the gym. I can see all those cute guys when I’m running on the treadmill and it’s great. Dr. Rhonda Robinson: So I’m going to kind of show you how the lenses work. The optics are all there for near far, and in-between as we mentioned. This particular lens for example, if you’re at a restaurant, you want to read the menu, of course you want to see up close. And as you can see from the demo, the reading optics in the center of the lens, so you’re brain pays attention to that. But then you want to look up with your girlfriend and say what do you having for lunch. So then you want to look at the in-between vision which is about arm’s length. That prescription is in the more peripheral part of the lens or little bit away from the distance and you’re brain pays attention to that. But then you want to say, oh, look who is coming in the door and you look across the room, and you can see distance, and that is a little bit even further out into the lens and the brain pays attention to those optics. So it’s kind of cool. You can see everywhere all the time. I do have something special for the audience. I have the free trial pair of the multi-focal contact lenses, a coupon for everybody and Renu—.