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Presbyopia



WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus up close.  It is a natural part of the aging process and most commonly affects people over the age of 45.

Presbyopia

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF PRESBYOPIA?

  • A tendency to hold reading material further away to make it appear clear
  • Headaches or eyestrain while trying to perform near tasks
     

WHAT CAUSES PRESBYOPIA?

The exact cause of presbyopia is not completely understood.  It is thought to be caused by a gradual hardening of the natural lens over time that results in its loss of flexibility.  This makes it harder to change shape to focus on close-up images.

CAN PRESBYOPIA BE TREATED?

Presbyopia may be corrected with the following:

  • Reading glasses
  • Traditional lined or progressive multifocal lenses
  • Monovision and multifocal contact lenses
  • New presbyopia correcting implant lenses