TREATED IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Often referred to as “aging eye,” presbyopia is an age-related eye condition that occurs when a person has difficulty seeing images at close range. When younger, the lens’ flexibility allows the eye to focus on images both up close and far away. With age, our eyes lose that flexibility and muscle elasticity and the lens becomes more rigid. Since the eye cannot change its shape as easily to focus, images up close then appear blurry. Presbyopia is common among people over the age of 40 and symptoms include eye strain, headaches and the need to hold objects farther away from the face in order to focus. Reading glasses are a common recommendation for individuals with presbyopia and are only used when working with objects up close or when attention to detail is needed. Depending on your personal preference, bifocal or progressive lenses, multifocal contact lenses and LASIK surgery are also available options.
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