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 Presbyopia

Presbyopia

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision condition where by the natural lens inside the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects.

The loss of flexibility in the lens takes place over a number of years and usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-40's. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye and cannot be prevented.

Presbyopia can be optically corrected with reading glasses, bifocal or multifocal glasses or even multifocal contact lenses.

Presbyopia develops gradually and usually stabilises around the age of 60, therefore regular eye exams will be required to maintain clear, comfortable vision.

The friendly Optometrists at The Eye Practice can advise you on the various ways presbyopia can be corrected and can help you to decide which option is best for you.

PLEASE READ: The information given under Eye Conditions is of a general nature and is not intended to be advice on any particular matter. Please take the appropriate Optometrical advice before acting on any information given under Eye Conditions of The Eye Practice web-site.


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