Over 40? Let’s Talk About Presbyopia

Around age 40 to 45, patients will find their near vision (reading a book or using a smart phone) gradually becoming more blurry. Patients may find they must hold their book further away to clearly read the text.  Reading for long periods of time may become uncomfortable and create eyestrain. This condition is known as presbyopia.

Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as patients get older. The clear crystalline lens inside our eye gradually becomes less flexible. This means we cannot focus on details up close as we did when we were younger.  There is no way available to reverse this natural aging process. Fortunately, bifocals, trifocals, reading glasses, and multifocal contact lenses help patients to regain reading function. Presbyopia affects patients at different times, but typically patients are in their early-to-mid 40s when this change becomes notable.

If reading or using a computer has gradually became more of a hassle, presbyopia is likely to blame!  We can help! Call 419-521-3937 to get started.

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