Presbyopia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment
What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is a vision disorder in which your eyes lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia is a common vision disorder that occurs as you age. It is often referred to as the aging eye condition. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and it affects everyone.
What causes presbyopia?
Presbyopia is caused by thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens of the eyes. This elasticity or flexibility of the eye lens decreases slowly as people age. This results in a gradual loss in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects.
What are the symptoms of presbyopia?
The following are the symptoms of presbyopia:
- Difficulty seeing nearby objects
- Difficulty reading the small print
- Having to hold reading material farther than arm’s length
How is presbyopia diagnosed?
The eye doctor will perform a comprehensive dilated eye examination to diagnose the condition.
The eye doctor may do the following tests:
- Slit-lamp test
- Retina examination
- Refraction test
- Muscle integrity test
- Visual acuity
How is presbyopia treated?
Presbyopia cannot be cured, but the vision can be corrected. The eye doctor usually prescribes eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the vision.
Other treatment options are available for people who don’t want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. These include:
- Raindrop Near Vision Inlay
- Monovision LASIK
- Monovision conductive keratoplasty
This feature is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute the expert guidance of a doctor. We advise seeing a doctor if you have any health concerns.