Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the natural lens of the eye changes. It is an extremely common condition that occurs with age and affects an individual’s ability to focus on near images and objects. Most often, people begin to experience signs of presbyopia around and after the age of 40. Even individuals who have had normal vision their entire life can still experience presbyopia as a normal part of the aging process. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Aaron Waite offers several options to improve the vision of those with presbyopia at Waite Vision in Lehi, UT. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about presbyopia and your treatment options.
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Presbyopia makes your vision blurry, especially when reading or looking at close distances. This typically starts around 40 years of age as your eyes lose flexibility. You may notice that you move objects (for example, books, phones, and menus) farther away from you so the words look clearer. You may also notice headaches, eye strain, and fatigue after looking at digital screens (computers, television, tablets) for a long time. Symptoms may continue to progress over time if presbyopia remains untreated.
Unlike other refractive errors, presbyopia is caused by an age-related process. It occurs due to the loss of flexibility of the natural lens in the eye as it thickens over time. These changes affect the proteins of the lens, causing it to become harder and less elastic. This makes it difficult for your eyes to focus up close. Changes can also occur in the muscle fibers that surround the lens causing decreased clarity in nearby vision.
A complete eye exam will need to be conducted to properly diagnose presbyopia. Dr. Waite may also conduct a series of visual tests to detect the condition and determine the level of correction needed. Your pupils may also be dilated using special eye drops so the inside of your eye can be examined. Through these tests, Dr. Waite will be able to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
The most common form of treatment for presbyopia is with prescription eyeglasses with progressive or bifocal lenses. This can also be a good option if you have other refractive errors alongside presbyopia. Some individuals with presbyopia prefer to use reading glasses only when needed. Multifocal contact lenses can also be used to restore clear vision and monovision contacts are available for those who have both presbyopia and nearsightedness. Additionally, there are some surgical procedures, such as corneal inlays, that can be beneficial in correcting or helping to diminish the effects of presbyopia. Dr. Waite will be able to guide you towards the best form of treatment and evaluate if you are eligible for surgical vision correction.
Restore Your Sight
Stop holding your menu at arm's length. Presbyopia is a common condition that can be treated to relieve symptoms like blurry vision and trouble reading. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Aaron Waite provides several successful treatment options for restoring your vision to its full potential. If you notice signs of presbyopia, contact Waite Vision to schedule your consultation and learn more about treatments.