What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the loss of close vision. As it is associated with aging of the eye, it is often seen in individuals 40 or older.
What causes presbyopia?
Presbyopia is believed to be the result of the eye aging. As we age, the lens of the eye begins to lose the protein that it is composed of, and, as a result, the lens becomes less flexible to adjust for close detail. The eye has intricate muscles and overtime, the muscles may experience laxity and be unable to focus less closely. The cause of the aging process can be seen when close vision becomes compromised. You may notice that you will hold menus further away and books further from your face to read them.
What are the symptoms of presbyopia?
Patients may begin to notice the first signs of presbyopia when they are unable to read items closely. You may find that you are holding things further from your face to read them. When you begin to adjust close vision is one of the first signs of presbyopia. Things within close range become hard to see. If you are experiencing problems with your close vision, contact Benjamin Eye Institute to schedule a consultation with Dr. Benjamin.
What are the treatments for presbyopia?
There are both non-surgical and surgical treatments to correct presbyopia. Non-surgical options include reading glasses, or “readers” as well as contact lenses to adjust close vision. Surgical options include LASIK, Conductive Keratoplasty and refractive lens exchange, to replace the eye’s lens with a synthetic one. Call Benjamin Eye Institute today to find out which treatment option may be right for you.
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