Gosh after 40 years old vision seems to fade a bit on most folks is what my eye doc told me at least. Making it to 48 is awesome. I had to get reading glasses a while back and just came to the conclusion it was just what I needed to do. For me it does not really affect me for glassing or shooting with the scope. No glasses needed there for my vision yet.
I do need help with fly fishing tying small flies now and not having glasses is terrible work and the glasses make it so much better. Any close up detail work just needs glasses now for me so I carry glasses with me.
If you have to wear bifocals now for both long and close up vision do you have the LASIK option anymore or is that out of the question now? I'm not much help on the contacts question. I think it will all come down to your gut feeling on what option you are most comfortable with.
It would be nice not to age and have vision of my earlier years, but sadly time waits on nobody. I feel your pain a bit needing vision correction. The good news is you have solutions to keep you going strong and that's a good thing.