What is Presbyopia?
Special information for patients over 40!
Presbyopia is a condition that normally becomes noticeable for people at 40-45 years of age. Prior to that age, in children and young adults, the lens inside the eye is flexible, and can shift focus for both distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses that ability to focus. To compensate, individuals typically end up holding reading material further away to make the image clearer. Eventually, by the mid-forties, it's not possible to have both good distance visio AND also see up close.
The most common way people deal with this condition is by using reading glasses or bifocials. However, for those wishing to reduce or eliminate glasses, we can offer other options.