Vision Care 

Presbyopia

presbyopia

You probably seen many old folks who holding their newspaper in arm-length distance and reading the articles during you taking a walk in the park. This is because they are having presbyopia.

 Unlike myopia, presbyopia has difficulty in focusing close object but long distant object appear clearly. When the flexibility of the crystalline lens in the eye had degenerated, the presbyopia occurred.

 Most of the presbyopia become noticeable around early of middle age. However, presbyopia did not happen suddenly, it is develop year over year to lose the flexibity of the crystalline lens.

Presbyopia is not preventable as it is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. This also explained that presbyopia is different from hyperopia, the farsightedness, which caused by short eyeballs or little curvature of the cornea.

Common symptoms of prebyopia are difficult in reading and visual work, experience eye fatigue and headache during close visual tasks.

If you are presbyopia, it is very important to consult an optometrist and get prescribed reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals or contact lenses to regain clearer sight and make your easier. We strongly advice you change your eyewear periodically because presbyopia will change the ability of crystalline lens to focus properly from time to time.

Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.