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Independent Sheffield optometrist is first to stock new multifocal contact lens

Sheffield optometrist Alex Gage is delighted to be the first in Sheffield to stock a revolutionary new lens specifically for patients with Presbyopia, also known as age-related long-sightedness, who use computers, tablets and mobile devices.

The new lens, PureVision2 has been developed in response to the growing number of people who spend their days alternating between smart phones, tablets and computers and Alex is proud to be Sheffield’s first stockist at his practices in Crosspool and Woodseats.  He said; “Research suggests that smartphone ownership doubled from 2009 to 20111 and the use of tablet devices is forecast to escalate over the next decade2, so it’s not hard to see how adults over 30  spend in excess of 10 hours a day connected to different technologies3, either working, viewing and interacting with screens of various sizes.

“PureVision2 for Presbyopia are multifocal contact lenses that have been designed to improve near and intermediate vision while continuing to provide excellent distance vision and exceptional comfort.  We’re looking forward to trialling them with our patients who are looking for clearer near and intermediate vision and may not want to wear reading glasses.”

Presbyopia is a normal part of ageing and not a disease. As you get older, people find it more difficult to focus on and see near objects. The problem can be corrected by contact lenses or reading glasses. Presbyopia is a type of sight problem called a refractive error.

For more information about PureVision2 and eyewear advice in general, or to book an appointment, please contact Alex Gage at 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats on 0114 274 8582 or at 48 Sandygate Road Crosspool on 0114 266 7066.

PureVision2 for Presbyopia are Multi-Focal contact lenses that feature an innovative optical design that allow you to see clearly at all distances – near, far, and everywhere in-between.

  1. The Nielsen Company. Smartphone ownership has more than doubled in two years. State of the Media: The Mobile Media Report, Q3 2011. 2011;4-5.

  2. Euromonitor International. USA: Country Pulse. December 2011

  3. Ipsos OTX and Ipsos Global @dvisor. Socialogue: If You’re Awake, Chances Are You Are Well-Connected. aspx?id=5725. Published August 21, 2012.


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