Over 40 - Presbyopia

PresbyopiaWith normal aging, the eye loses its ability to focus at near. This condition is a natural occurrence of aging and is called presbyopia. Presbyopia usually becomes apparent after the age of 40, and occurs with everyone.  

Even if someone has never had vision problems before will still develop presbyopia. The changes with the focusing continue to change, but eventually stabilize in the mid to late 50s.

While symptoms can present suddenly, presbyopia usually occurs over a long period of time. Symptoms include blurred near vision, holding things outward to see, eyestrain, fatigue and headaches with close work.

Options for treatment include reading glasses, bifocals and invisible multifocal glasses, computer glasses, and contact lenses in either multifocal or monovision lens design.


Recommended Links


All About Vision: Computer Glasses 

All About Vision: Reading Glasses

All About Vision: Bifocals

All About Vision: Bifocal Contacts

All About Vision: Monovision

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