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This is when an individual loses the ability to clearly see close objects and small prints. It’s a normal process that happens slowly over a lifetime, although you may not notice any change until after age 40.

SYMPTOMS OF PRESBYOPIA

  1. when you have to hols books, magazines, newspapers, menus and other reading materials at arm’s length in order to focus Properly
  2. After performing Near work, such as handwriting or typing on the computer, you might feel headaches, eye strain or fatigued.

TREATMENT

  • EYEGLASSES: Eyeglasses with bifocal or progressive additional lenses (PALs) are the most common correction for presbyopia. Bifocal means two points of Focus: The main part of the spectacle lens contains a prescription for distance vision, while the lower portion of the lens holds the stronger near prescription for close work.  Progressive addition lenses are similar to bifocal lenses, but they offer a more gradual visual transition between the two prescriptions with no visible line between them
  • CONTACT LENSES: Presbyopes also can opt for multifocal contact lenses available in gas permeable or soft lens materials. Another type of contact lens correction for presbyopia is monovision in which one eye wears a distance prescription, and the other wears a prescription for near vision. The brain learns to favour one eye or the other for different tasks. But while some people are delighted with this solution, others complain of reduced visual acuity and some loss of depth perception with monovision.
  • SURGERY: Another Option to treating Presbyopia is through Surgery. One example is NearVision CK treatment, which uses radio waves to create more curvature in the cornea for a higher "plus" prescription to improve near vision. The correction is temporary and diminishes over time. The procedure is performed on one eye only for a monovision correction. Another Example is The Kamra inlay (AcuFocus), approved by the FDA in 2015, is surgically implanted just under the top layers of the cornea in one eye. It uses principles similar to how a camera works, controlling the amount of light entering your eye and increasing the range of what you see in focus.