Patient Stories – Sal B.

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“NaturalVue® Multifocal Contact Lenses – the Greatest for Active Lifestyles!”

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Sal B., San Diego, CA

After first experiencing difficulty reading music with our church choir, I soon found myself enslaved to reading glasses. Like so many people in their 40s and 50s, I had reading glasses scattered all over the house, on every end table, in the car, and around my desk at work. By necessity, they became my constant companion and remained within arm’s reach at all times. I could never get use to the “monovision” correction approach and wearing bifocal glasses seemed worse to me than not being able to read.

Although I despised the inconveniences of reading glasses, I found myself increasingly dependent upon them; incessantly reaching for them – repeatedly taking them on and off. I was helpless without them in many situations and I looked silly with them hanging around my neck or perched at the end of my nose trying to see distant objects clearly over top. All of that changed dramatically for the better the very moment I was fitted with NaturalVue® (etafilcon A) Multifocal 1 Day Contact Lenses. These lenses delivered everything that they promised – absolutely clear near and far vision, comfort, convenience of daily wear, ability to read even small text in all types of lighting, and freedom from reading glasses!!

But, the most outstanding benefit I found with the NaturalVue Multifocal lenses is during indoor or outdoor activities where reading glasses are either impractical or downright impossible. They say that 50 is the new 30: meaning that many people, like myself, have remained physically active well past age 40 like they were before. However, while my body continues to perform well, my vision has deteriorated (probably made worse by working at a computer all day!). The need for vision correction posed a great challenge trying to read trail maps while out biking, hiking, skiing, or running. It was so frustrating to constantly dig in the backpack for a stupid pair of reading glasses just to confirm my location or destination on maps or a GPS device. However, while I was out mountain biking this summer wearing NaturalVue® Multifocals, I could easily pull the trail map out of my pocket to see where we were going without pausing or getting off the bike.

Even on the golf course, reading the small text of yardage details on the score card was virtually impossible. With NaturalVue® Multifocal lenses, I can now read the score card and still watch the flight of my ball – without giving it a second thought. Gone are the hassles with prescription or bifocal sunglasses, which always seemed to cause more problems than they are worth. I’ve found the clarity of vision with NaturalVue® Multifocal Contact Lenses to be remarkable, with an amazing and effortless transition from near to far focusing.

I feel very fortunate to have been introduced to these lenses early which has allowed me to evaluate them under a vast array of circumstances. I would highly recommend them to everyone feeling trapped by the need for reading glasses or searching for an ideal vision correction solution during sporting or outdoor activities. Imagine your day-to-day events greatly enhanced by the freedom from reading glasses and being able to see naturally with clarity and comfort – you owe it to yourself to see what you’ve been missing!