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I have reading glasses can I get contacts instead?
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Dr. Matheson Harris
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In brief: Yes, but...
You can get contact lenses with a prescription for near, but wearing them on both eyes will make very difficult to see anything further than a few feet away.
One compromise is to have one contact lens set for near and the other set for distance (or leave it off completely if you see well at distance without correction). This is called monovision and many people tolerate it well.

In brief: Yes, but...
You can get contact lenses with a prescription for near, but wearing them on both eyes will make very difficult to see anything further than a few feet away.
One compromise is to have one contact lens set for near and the other set for distance (or leave it off completely if you see well at distance without correction). This is called monovision and many people tolerate it well.
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