What is Presbyopia?
Finding it harder to read that smartphone up close? Around age 40, most people will start to experience “presbyopia” which literally means “aging eye.” Learn more:
Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and it affects everyone. Presbyopia is a type of Refractive Problem of the eye and is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. This occurs when the lens of the eye is no longer able to change shape. This typically takes place around age 40. The ability of the lens to change shape is called the elasticity of the lens. This elasticity is slowly lost as people age. The result is a slow decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects. People who do not need glasses for distance vision may only need half glasses or reading glasses. People who are nearsighted may be able to take off their distance glasses to read.
North Carolina ENT has offices in Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Roxboro for treatment of Presbyopia.
To test for Presbyopia, your Ophthalmologist will perform a general eye examination. There is no cure for Presbyopia, but it can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, adding bifocals to an existing lens prescription is enough.
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