Presbyopia

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a condition in which it is more difficult to see things up close. It can happen to any of us over time as we age.

How Do You Treat It?

  1. Reading glasses. If you have no other vision issues, presbyopia can be treated simply with non-prescription reading glasses.
  2. Contacts. Two different types of contacts specifically correct for presbyopia. Monovision contacts train one eye to see far distances and the other to see closer. Alternatively, multivision contacts use rings of varying powers to improve vision.
  3. Laser surgery. Your eye doctor can perform an outpatient procedure that expands your field of vision by placing a microscopic inlay in your cornea. No kidding.

What Causes Presbyopia?

While symptoms for presbyopia and hyperopia are similar, the causes differ. Presbyopia occurs when the eye lens loses flexibility, rather than when the cornea becomes misshapen.

What Do You Do If You Think You Have Presbyopia?

If you think your vision isn’t as good as it once was, don’t just ignore it! Come see us at eyecarecenter, and we’ll help make your vision the best it can be.

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