Presbyopia is a gradual change in vision, losing the ability to see things up close. Usually by age 40 is when Presbyopia is more noticeable, as it’s a normal part of aging. After 40, the lens becomes more rigid, cannot change shape as easily, and makes it harder to read or perform daily tasks as you could when you were young. While young your lens is soft and more flexible, easily changes shape, and allows you to focus on objects up close and at a distance. Presbyopia cannot be prevented in the aging process, however, you can correct it with glasses, contacts, or possibly even surgery. If left untreated you could experience headaches and eye strain.
When you start to notice that it’s harder to read or enjoying daily tasks, you may want to seek some medical attention. Your doctor can diagnose Presbyopia and can educate you on the options you have to correct the problem.
There are certain risk factors that come into play when Presbyopia develops such as age, some drugs are associated with the development, and other medical diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or cardiovascular disease.