Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer. When people develop presbyopia, they find they need to hold books, magazines, newspapers, menus and other reading materials at arm's length in order to focus properly. When they perform near work, such as embroidery or handwriting, they may develop headaches, eye strain or feel fatigued.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
Presbyopia can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist as part of a comprehensive eye examination. A typical exam will include tests to evaluate your eyes for the presence of diseases and vision disorders. Your pupils will probably be dilated with special eye drops to allow your ophthalmologist to examine the inside of your eye.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA TREATED?
One of the most viable treatments for this problem is using eyeglasses or lenses to correct the problem. In particular, for activities like reading. There are also surgical options here but this really depend on your overall eye health. LASIK is also done for some.
DID YOU KNOW?
Presbyopia is a disorder that affects everyone during the natural aging process.