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What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age related change affecting the eye. It occurs when the lens reduces its ability to focus up close. It typically occurs from the age of 45 and gradually gets worse over time.

What are the symptoms of presbyopia?

Symptoms include:

  • Struggle to read small print

  • Having to hold things further away to see them

  • Blurred vision up close

  • Eye strain when reading up close



What causes presbyopia?

Presbyopia occurs when the lens in the eye responsible for focusing starts to lose it elasticity, this is a natural occurrence which typically starts around the age of 45 which affects the ability to focus up close.

Managing presbyopia

Presbyopia eventually affects everyone. To help manage presbyopia a form of reading correction is needed. This can be reading glasses or other lens types such bifocals or varifocals. Multifocal contact lens is also an option available.