Are you 40 years old and beginning to experience blurred near vision when reading or working at the computer? You may have developed presbyopia.
Presbyopia is widespread in the United States as the people in the country are growing older than in previous years. The growing number of older citizens generates a huge demand for eyewear, contact lenses and surgery that can help those with presbyopia deal with their failing vision. According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people in the world were presbyopic as of 2005.
A major sign that someone has developed presbyopia is when they have to hold books, magazines, newspapers, menus and other reading materials at arm’s length in order to focus properly. When they perform near work, they may develop headaches, eye strain or feel fatigued.
Presbyopia is an age-related process, which differs from astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. Some treatment options include eyeglasses with bifocal or progressive addition lenses. Reading glasses or multifocal contact lenses are also available.
At Performance Eyecare, we create eyeglass lenses in our office with our state-of-the-art edging instruments.
Surgical options to treat presbyopia are also available, although some surgical procedures correct the problem only temporarily for a limited amount of time.
For more information or to test your eyes for presbyopia, schedule an appointment with your local PEC office!