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Are You Over 40 and Still Want to Wear Contact Lenses?

Whether you have been wearing contact lenses or glasses for years or have never had to depend upon vision correction devices until now, if you have been experiencing difficulties in focusing at near, you have options.

Traditionally, reaching the age of 40 has meant either wearing reading glasses, bi-focal glasses, or monofit contact lenses. Multi-focal contact lenses hit the market in the mid-‘90s and have been much improved since those early days. Today’s soft multi-focal contact lenses provide acceptable vision for many but leave others with blurred, distorted vision. Astigmatism poses a unique problem for presbyopic contact lens wearers.

Now we have a much better option for those who have either given up on contact lenses or have not been happy with the vision or comfort they currently get from their contact lenses. Duette Progressives are the latest generation of hybrid contact lenses that combine the comfort of soft lenses with the clear vision of rigid gas permeable lenses. Duette Progressive’s rigid center delivers crisp, clear vision at all distances to let you focus on near objects, as well as enhancing intermediate and distance vision. With Duette Progressive, you can live focused… any time… any distance!

The primary requirements to be successful with contact lenses are clear vision, comfort, and health. Duette Progressives provide crystal clear vision at all distances, advanced materials that are highly permeable to oxygen and block more than 80% of UVA and 95% of UVB radiation, and are very comfortable for all day wear.

For optimal success, it is best to find an eye doctor who is very experienced in fitting these types of lenses. Dr. Brent Fry of Premier Eyecare has fit more than a thousand patients with hybrid contact lenses during the past 10 years. He is currently one of a few select doctors in the country who is on the Synergeyes advisory board to help other doctors around the country learn how to fit these unique lenses. He has also been recently selected as a beta tester for a new hybrid contact lens developed for keratoconus. His experience and passion for fitting contact lenses provides an excellent opportunity for anyone in the Knoxville area looking to be free from glasses.

To learn more, call 865-966-0100 or visit

Premier Eyecare
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37934

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