Presbyopia

Your eyes, just like every other part of your body, change as you age. When you reach your mid-40s, the natural lens in your eye starts to lose flexibility and hardens. This prevents the lens from flexing to focus on near and far distances. This condition is called Presbyopia, or “elder eye”.

Common Symptoms of Presbyopia

  • Difficulty reading fine print, particularly in low light conditions
  • Eyestrain when reading for long periods
  • Blurred near vision
  • Difficulty transitioning between viewing distances from close to far
  • The feeling that your arms have become “too short” to hold reading material at a comfortable distance

Common treatment of presbyopia is the prescription of bi-focal glasses or reading glasses.