What you see?
A gradual, age-related loss of the eyes ability to focus on nearby objects.
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Who experiences presbyopia?
- Occurs naturally as we age, and it is not a disease or illness
- Where near vision becomes blurred making it hard to focus
- Require multifocal vision correction
- Commonly mistaken for farsightedness
- Presbyopia is due to the loss of flexibility in the lens, whereas farsightedness is a result of a misshapen cornea
Symptoms of presbyopia
- Blurred vision on close objects that were once in focus due to the loss of flexibility in the lens
Causes of presbyopia
- As you age, the crystalline lens in your eye hardens and loses elasticity, which used to be soft and flexible – readily changing shape to see images from different distances
- With this loss of elasticity and flexibility your eyes can no longer adjust properly to focus on near objects
What to do
- Presbyopia can be diagnosed by an eye care professional
- Bifocal or varifocal spectacles – multifocal lenses addresses your:
- Near vision
- Intermediate vision
- Distance vision
- Multifocal vision correction is done in a number of ways:
- Reading glasses
- Contact lenses recent technology allows people who are entering into presbyopia to continue wearing contact lenses, instead of having to switch to bifocals, or reading glasses
- Surgery – Crystalens is a unique artificial lens implant that, unlike a standard Intraocular Lens, can treat presbyopia (loss of near and intermediate vision), by recreating your eye’s natural lens, allowing you to enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision