Basically it is the normal loss of focusing on things up close that comes with age.
This is not an eye disease! It is just a natural part of aging unfortunately. You may start to notice it after the age of 40.
How is this different from farsightedness? Presbyopia is not caused by the shape of the eyeball, genetics, or environmental factors like farsightedness. Instead it is the natural lens of the eye getting less flexible over time. With less flexibility, it is harder for the eye to focus up close.
How can I fix this?
There is no cure for presbyopia, but it can be improved with:
- Progressive lens- similar to bifocals except it is a gradual blend instead of two separate sections
- Bifocals- two different prescriptions on one lens
- Reading glasses- separate pair of glasses
- Contact Lenses
Book an appointment and find out if you have presbyopia now! Luckily for you, OPT offers progressive lens for only an additional $150!