Presbyopia affects all of us as we age and is commonly experienced as we hit our 40s and 50s. Many of us will first notice presbyopia as a gradual change in our eye sight, perhaps as reading the morning paper starts to become more difficult. The good news is that it is a normal age-related condition that can be corrected quite simply with glasses or contact lenses in your prescription.
Why is my vision changing?
As the lens in the eye loses flexibility with age, our ability to focus at short distances is compromised. Everyone experiences the onset of presbyopia differently, some suddenly, others gradually but no one is immune! These changes slow down again as we enter our early 60s. Until then it’s a good idea to see an optometrist every two years so that they monitor your eye health.
Managing the symptoms
As presbyopia develops you can expect to experience some of the following symptoms:
- Blurry vision when reading up close
- Difficulty concentrating when reading
- Tired or strained eyes when doing close tasks
- More apparent strain in low light
We know that experiencing sudden changes in your vision can be a stressful time. Our optometrists take great care to listen to any concerns you may have and recommend a highly tailored vision solution that you feel comfortable with. They also have access to the highest quality optical products from around the world to provide you with the clearest vision possible.
Don’t wait for your vision to change
Book a thorough eye examination with one of our experienced optometrists for an assessment of your eye health and vision needs.