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The confidence, wisdom, and stability that comes with age can change the way you look at the world, but age-related changes in eyesight can also affect the view. Presbyopia Life is your resource for navigating the changes that come with aging vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the naturally occurring age-related near vision loss that prompts people to reach for reading glasses. Symptoms usually begin in your late 30’s to early 40’s and include difficulty focusing up-close and on small print, holding reading materials further and further from your face, and eye strain after screen time, reading, or other near distance tasks.

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Effects of Presbyopia Before
Effects of Presbyopia After

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Drag the bar to see the effects of presbyopia.

Effects of Presbyopia Before
Effects of Presbyopia After

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Presbyopia Treatment

There is no way to prevent presbyopia, but there are a variety of treatment options available. Reading glasses, which are available without a prescription, are a traditional choice to treat presbyopia. Readers can improve reading vision, but they diminish distance vision so that people using them need to take them on and off often when switching between tasks. Some people grow frustrated with the hassle of reading glasses, and some people don’t like the way they look in them.

Surgical options to restore near-vision include refractive surgery such as monovision LASIK, corneal inlays, or refractive lens exchange (RLE).

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