Presbyopia is the process of losing clear eyesight which occurs with ageing and one starts to lose the near sight vision and certain effort has to be made to view objects or to read and to focus. This condition caused due to the weakening of the muscles in the eyes restricting the free adjustment of the lens in the eye. So the lens cannot make quick adjustments to render clear vision of objects. Blurred vision is the clear symptom of the condition.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis for Presbyopia is through routine eye examination. The Ophthalmologist you visit will check the sharpness in the vision and the status of the eye’s capacity the make the adjustments while viewing object near and far. The diagnosis will also reveal the condition of the muscles and the retina in the eye.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA TREATED?
Eyeglasses with bifocal or progressive addition lenses (PALs) are the most common correction for presbyopia. Reading glasses are another choice. Unlike bifocals and PALs, which most people wear all day, reading glasses typically are worn just during close work. 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 favor 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. Surgical options to treat presbyopia also are available. One example is Refractec Inc.'s conductive keratoplasty or NearVision CK treatment
DID YOU KNOW?
Presbyopia is a disorder that affects everyone during the natural aging process.