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Your Eyes & Vision Explained

Presbyopia

 

Loss of Near Vision (Presbyopia)

Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects everybody from mid-forties onwards.

The natural lens (crystalline lens) in a young person flexes from thin to thick to focus vision for closer objects (this is known as accommodation). However, throughout life and over time, the lens becomes less elastic and more rigid and we gradually lose the ability to focus at close range. (presbyopia).

Early signs of presbyopia are difficulty reading in dim conditions, reading small text and text with poor contrast. Initially it is possible to hold things further away and increase the prevailing light but with time the need for reading glasses becomes inevitable.

All types of treatment for presbyopia cause some form of reduction in the clarity of your distance vision.

Options include monovision – correcting one eye for near work and the other for distance, multifocal implants and corneal inlays.

If you’d like to find out which laser eye surgery treatment option is best for you, book online now to meet with our highly experienced optometrists and Dr Noel Alpins, who will assess your suitability.