Presbiopia

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia arises around 45 years of age and the main symptom is the need to lengthen the reading distance.

What is presbyopia?

Popularly known as tired eyesight, presbyopia is the result of lens aging, causing deterioration of focusing ability and blurring images at close range.

What are the symptoms?

These changes appear around 45 years of age and the main symptom is the need to lengthen the reading distance.

As the lens ages, it begins to lose some of the elasticity needed to focus on nearby objects, leading to presbyopic symptoms. Most people begin to experience this type of refractive error when they are over 40 years old, however, myopic people can see more closely around longer.

What treatments are there for presbyopia?

The most common ways to correct these vision changes are to wear glasses with bifocal lenses or use progressive lenses. 

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