Straining to read the small print?
Then you might have presbyopia.
Difficulty seeing near objects is completely natural.
Who does it affect?

Everyone. Presbyopia is a normal part of getting older and usually occurs after the age of 40.

Who does it affect?

Everyone. Presbyopia is a normal part of getting older and usually occurs after the age of 40.

What is presbyopia
Within our eyes, sitting right beneath the iris, rests the crystalline lens. It helps refract, or bend, light in our eyes and pass it to the retina. You can almost think of it as a camera lens that adjusts for focusing. Throughout life, the crystalline lens loses its elasticity, worsening until you reach your early 60s. This prevents your eyes from focusing as well as they once did, and we usually become aware of this somewhere around 40.

Symptoms might include:

  • Difficulty seeing a menu in a restaurant
  • Difficulty seeing your mobile phone screen or working on a computer
  • Difficulty reading up-close in low lighting conditions
  • Redness of the eyes or headaches
  • Difficulty when doing close-up work
  • Difficulty reading small print.

What to do
What correction options are there?


Multifocal contact lenses

Feelings of freedom, confidence and youth make multifocal contact lenses stand out to those who use them vs. glasses.2
Having the option to choose from reading glasses, varifocal glasses and multifocal contact lenses gives flexibility to match you, your routine and your lifestyle. Multifocal contact lenses can be part of a wardrobe of eye wear; they might be a practical choice to stop your glasses from steaming up, a preference for sports and physical activities, you might want to change your look, or how you feel...or it just might be your vision correction preference for that day.
Even if you've never worn contact lenses before, it's never too late to try them, and with the latest material technologies, they're designed to be easy to apply and remove, and can offer all-day comfort.
What to expect and how to adapt to multifocal contact lenses

Some people adapt to multifocal contact lenses immediately, while others will take a few days for their eyes to experience optimum vision quality.
There will be an adjustment period and your eye care professional may need to select an alternative lens if your quality of vision or comfort are not optimal after a settling in period.
There's plenty of support and information at hand to guide you; whether you're new to contact lenses or an experienced wearer switching to multifocals - speak to your eye care professional or take a look at our contact lenses and vision pages.


New MyDay® daily disposable multifocal – high-performance contact lenses for presbyopia.

Experience clear vision at all distances1 with the freedom of contact lenses – so you’re always ready to take on every day with confidence.

1. CVI data on file, 2020. Prospective, double-masked, bilateral, one-week dispensing study with MyDay® daily disposable multifocal; n=104 habitual multifocal contact lens wearers.
2. CooperVision data on file 2021. Presbyopia survey UK consumers aged 40-65 years, Verve, December 2020. All those who currently wear multifocal contact lenses n=122. All those who currently wear multifocal spectacles, but not multifocal contact lenses n=161.