Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that typically becomes noticeable in people around the age of 40 or older. It is characterized by the gradual loss of the eye's ability to focus on objects that are close-up. This condition occurs as the eye's natural lens, which is responsible for changing shape to focus on objects at various distances, becomes less flexible with age.
The main symptom of presbyopia is difficulty focusing on close objects. People with presbyopia find it challenging to read small print comfortably, work on a computer, or perform tasks that require close-up vision.
Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and affects nearly everyone to some extent as they get older. It is important to understand that it is not a disease but rather a normal change in the eye's ability to focus. Presbyopia can be managed through spectacles, contact lenses and OrthoK/Shift lenses.
If you experience changes in your close-up vision, it's a good idea to have an eye examination with us to determine the best solution for your specific needs.