People suffering from presbyopia could benefit from wearing multifocal contact lenses.
The condition is a natural age-related impairment which affects near vision, the NHS website reveals.
According to the New York Times, there is no way of avoiding the condition - diet and exercise have no effect on it.
"It"s like having a camera with no multifocal option," Dr Rachel Bishop, chief of the consult services section of the National Eye Institute, told the news provider.
However, one woman found contact lenses were a great solution to the problem.
Freda Dallas, a vision therapist who works at the Ohio State University College of Optometry, told the newspaper she feared the impairment would require her to use bifocal glasses to correct her vision.
Her optometrist suggested she might find multifocal contact lenses, which are able to correct near vision problems, useful.
And after trying them, Ms Dallas said she was "sold on them".
by Adrian Galbreth