PresbyopiaPresbypia is a condition that sadly comes on as we age. The eye begins to struggle with focusing on near objects, making reading, or any close work difficult. Today, glasses are a fashion accessory as well as a vision aid, so don't let getting older get you down!
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.
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Wondering why you’re not getting as much work done as you (or your manager) would like? It could be your eyes that are letting you down.
By the age of 45 nearly everyone notices that their ability to see print clearly at close distances has reduced. This process is called Presbyopia. Presbyopia is caused by a natural process that actually begins in the teens which involves the crystalline lens within each eye gradually losing flexibility. It is this lens which gives us the means to change focus from more distant to closer objects. The only solutions to this loss of near focusing power are optical in nature and include glasses and contact lenses.
Your computer vision syndrome may be due to any of the following causes and risk factors:
• Uncorrected refractive errors can cause asthenopia, headaches, blurred vision and eye strain that may be symptoms of this syndrome. Although you can wear eye glasses to correct these errors, your symptoms may still appear if you overextend your neck to look at your materials or your keyboard when using the computer.
• Large angle of gaze or the angle with which you look at your computer monitor. Ideally, the top of your monitor should be lower than your eyebrows.
• Medical conditions that result to lid retraction or widen your interpalpebral fissures like thyroid diseases. These conditions increase your tear evaporation and cause computer vision syndrome.
• Low humidity in the work area