Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a gradual decrease in the eyes ability to focus up close. This is caused by a loss of elasticity of the lens in the eye. The lens is surrounded by a thin muscle which can constrict to help you see an image up close or relax to help you see clearly at distance. The normal aging process causes the lens to harden.The lens then becomes less flexible preventing your eyes from focusing well at near. Presbyopia is a universal vision disorder and happens to all of us eventually.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a gradual decrease in the eyes ability to focus up close. This is caused by a loss of elasticity of the lens in the eye. The lens is surrounded by a thin muscle which can constrict to help you see an image up close or relax to help you see clearly at distance. The normal aging process causes the lens to harden.The lens then becomes less flexible preventing your eyes from focusing well at near. Presbyopia is a universal vision disorder and happens to all of us eventually.

When presbyopia occurs?

Presbyopia usually occurs in your early to mid 40s and will continue to worsen into your 60s. You will find that you need to hold your cell phone or reading material further away to focus properly. In some cases, you may experience headaches or eye strain.

When presbyopia occurs?

Presbyopia usually occurs in your early to mid 40s and will continue to worsen into your 60s. You will find that you need to hold your cell phone or reading material further away to focus properly. In some cases, you may experience headaches or eye strain.

Treatment for presbyopia

  • Eyeglasses are the simplest and safest means of correcting presbyopia. If you have good distance vision ,consider wearing over the counter reading glasses. If you need to wear glasses to see better far away, consider trying a bifocal or progressive lens. Our Optical Shop has a complete range of lenses that will enable you to read and see up close again.
  • Multifocal contact lenses are also an excellent option for individuals who would like to avoid reading glasses. Talk to your eye doctor about trying a multifocal contact lens.
  • some patients prefer monovision with contacts. Monovision is when your dominant eye is set for distance and your non-dominant eye is set for near work. Monovision isn’t for everyone. It does take some time to adjust and will likely take a few visits to your eye doctor for the perfect. prescription and contact lens fit.
  • In some cases patients want to eliminate or decrease their dependence upon glasses or contacts entirely. These patients may want to consider a refractive surgery such as Refractive Lens Exchange with a multifocal or trifocal lens. Read more about RLE here.

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