What is Presbyopia?

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Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia sometime after age 40, when they start having trouble seeing small print clearly — including text messages on their phone.

Just like aging, you can't escape presbyopia, even if you've never had a vision problem before. Even people who are nearsighted will notice that their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct distance vision.

Are You Presbyopic?

Presbyopia develops gradually. Some signs and symptoms of presbyopia include having a hard time reading small print, having to hold reading material (books, magazines, menus, digital devices, labels, etc.) at greater arm’s distance, and difficulty seeing objects that are close to you.  Also, even if you can still see well up close, presbyopia can cause headaches, eye strain, and visual fatigue that makes reading and other near vision tasks less comfortable and more tiring.

Treatments for Presbyopia

Unfortunately, there is no cure for presbyopia and there is no way to stop or reverse the normal aging process that causes presbyopia. However, MyEyeDr. can be your partner in this process of determining if multi-focal lenses and contact lenses or single vision reading glasses will be right for you.  With today’s technology and our team of optometrists, you won’t have to struggle to see things up close or far away.

Protect your eyesight and schedule your eye health exam at MyEyeDr. today!