What is Presbyopia?
Find yourself squinting at the newspaper? It’s natural to gain new strains, aches, and pains as one ages. Presbyopia is a disorder in which over time one loses the ability to focus on anything closer to the face. Presbyopia is caused by the hardening of the eye’s natural lens. This, along with the deterioration of the muscle fibers around the eye, causes the focus of light to be placed behind the retina. This commonly begins at the age of 40 and is exhibited when small text and objects near to the face appear blurry. In this case, glasses are the most effective treatment, and if you already have an existing vision condition you may require bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses.