Get to know Presbyopia, an eye problem that occurs with age

Suara.com – Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects, caused by a lack of flexibility of the eye’s lens with age. This condition is also known as old eye.

Sara Behar, optometrist and clinical development coach for the south with Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists trying to shed some light on the eye problem of presbyopia.

Sara says presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects, caused by a lack of flexibility in the eye’s lens with age.

“With age, the lens of the eye becomes harder and less elastic. When this happens, the lens can no longer deform or focus on close-up images. As a result, images, text, or screens appear out of focus,” Sara said. Express.

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This condition is a natural and often frustrating part of aging. This condition usually appears in individuals aged 40 years and over and continues to worsen until a person reaches their mid-60s.

eye problem illustration (Josh Sorenson from Pexels)
eye problem illustration (Josh Sorenson from Pexels)

The first symptom of presbyopia is when you start to hold your book, newspaper, or smartphone further to make it clear.

Some other common visual symptoms are difficulty reading small print or focusing on close objects, needing brighter light when reading, or experiencing eye strain or headaches while reading.

Fortunately, presbyopia is a treatable condition. Treatment for presbyopia should always use lenses, either in glasses or as contacts to compensate for the eye’s inability to focus on nearby objects.

If you are diagnosed with presbyopia, you should have regular eye exams and contact lens tests.

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