Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and affects everyone. This condition usually becoming noticeable as people enter their 40s, and continues to worsen as they approach 65. It is caused by a steady loss of the elasticity of the eyes’ lenses, resulting in a slow decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects. Vision becomes blurry the closer an object is. This is why you may need to hold reading material further away for it to become clear.
Those with presbyopia often experience eyestrain or headaches after reading or do close work. It can also be a hindrance in completing day-to-day activities. Dim lighting and tiredness can worsen your eyesight as well.
Presbyopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. New surgical procedures can also provide solutions for those who do not want to wear glasses or contacts.
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