Presbyopia is an eye condition in which the eye slowly loses the ability to focus quickly on objects that are close. When a person is young, the lens in the eye is flexible and elastic and as a result, it can change its length or shape with the help of a ring of tiny muscles that surround it. With age, the lens slowly loses flexibility and stiffens. Therefore, the lens becomes unable to change shape and constricts to focus on close images. Some of the commons signs of Presbyopia include difficulty in reading small print, fatigue after doing close work, and squinting, among others.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Presbyopia by conducting a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate the eyes for the presence of any vision disorders.
HOW IS PRESBYOPIA TREATED?
While a doctor normally suggests eyeglasses and contact lenses to treat Presbyopia, however, refractive surgery or laser surgery is a permanent form of correction for Presbyopia.
DID YOU KNOW?
Presbyopia is a disorder that affects everyone during the natural aging process.