Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects. It’s a natural, often annoying part of aging. Presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in your early to mid-40s and continues to worsen until around age 65.

You may become aware of presbyopia when you start holding books, newspapers and mobile phones or tablets at arm’s length to be able to read them. A basic eye exam can confirm presbyopia. You can correct the condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses. You might also consider surgery.


Symptoms

Presbyopia develops gradually. You may first notice these signs and symptoms after age 40:

  • A tendency to hold reading material farther away to make the letters clearer
  • Blurred vision at normal reading distance
  • Eyestrain or headaches after reading or doing close work
Presbyopia

You may notice these symptoms are worse if you are tired, drank alcohol or are in an area with dim lighting.

Treatments

  • Refractive lens exchange surgery using advanced technology intraocular lenses
  • Laser blended vision correction
  • Varifocal or bi focal glasses