Presbyopia is a highly prevalent condition, affecting 2.1 billion people worldwide by 2020.(1) In the US alone, presbyopia affects approximately 90 million adults, and approximately one in four patients are seen by optometrists.(2) Presbyopes compose the largest patient population, and 91% of contact lens wearers age 35 to 55 are committed to continuing contact lenses wear.(3) Yet, only 8% of presbyopes wear contact lenses as their primary mode of vision correction.(4) Of this 8%, only 2.2% wear bifocal or progressive contact lenses. Interestingly, 2.7% wear distance contact lenses with or without readers and 3.5% wear monovision contact lenses.
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