As we age, our bodies undergo numerous changes, and our eyes are no exception. One common age-related vision concern that many individuals encounter is presbyopia. If you’ve noticed a gradual decline in your ability to read up-close or focus on nearby objects as you’ve gotten older, you’re likely experiencing presbyopia. In this blog post, we’ll explore what presbyopia is, its causes, and how optometrists can assist in managing this condition to help you maintain clear and comfortable vision.
Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that usually affect people in their 40s or 50s and older. It occurs due to changes in the eye lens which becomes less flexible through aging. The condition affects your ability to focus and to see objects up close and makes it challenging for close-up tasks such as reading, using a smartphone, or sewing. Symptoms may include blurry close-up vision or difficulty in focusing, headaches, and eye strain.
Optometrists can prescribe various types of corrective lenses to improve your near vision.
These may include: