Presbyopia is an age-related reduction that affects most people over the age of 40. As we get older, the natural lens of the eye becomes harder and less elastic. We take a look at the condition and how it is treated.
This reduces the eye’s ability to focus sharply on nearby objects. If you have presbyopia you may find it difficult to change from seeing things in the distance to nearby. Some people will need bifocal or varifocal glasses to see clearly at all distances.
Presbyopia is not the same thing as farsightedness (hyperopia). Presbyopia is often confused with farsightedness because they both cause things to appear blurry up close. If you have farsightedness, your glasses may become less effective as you age, so you may need to wear reading glasses before presbyopia starts.
Common symptoms that you may experience due to presbyopia include:
- Headaches or fatigue when doing close work
- Needing to hold books or your laptop at a distance to see clearly
- Needing to squint to read small print
- Needing a bright light to read
We can offer a variety of treatment options for presbyopia. Information about these advanced treatments are presented on other pages on this website. Click on the links below to read further details.
We can arrange a private appointment for you to see a leading ophthalmologist who specialises in presbyopia. They can assess your individual condition, and advise you about the most appropriate presbyopia treatment options for you.
Specialists Offering Presbyopia Treatment
Ways to pay
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