Presbyopia

Understanding Your Eyesight Through All Stages of Life

In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus adequately. Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45.

Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. To compensate, affected individuals usually find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties.

Today, patients have a variety of options to choose from to correct presbyopia in addition to glasses. These options include:

  • Monovision and Multifocal Contact Lenses
  • Monovision Laser Vision Correction
  • New Presbyopia Correcting Implant Lenses