Presbyopia is not a visual defect but a natural evolution of sight related to the loss of power to accommodate to the environment. From 40 onwards, the lens loses some of its elasticity and its ability to accommodate – seeing close-up things difficult is no longer able to ensure adjusting focus to see things close-up.

What are the signs ?

  • Do you have to hold a book farther than normal from your face to see it?
  • Do you struggle with up-close tasks like sewing, drawing, or other intricate hobbies?
  • Do you get headaches or do your eyes become tired after focusing on an object up-close?
  • Do you struggle to see what’s on your phone or device screen?
  • Do you need bright light (or more light then usual) when reading?

Solutions for correcting presbyopia

It is relatively easy living with presbyopia, the first step is to have your vision checked and your presbyopia properly diagnosed so as not to miss any other ophthalmologic disorders.

Presbyopia can neither be avoided nor disappear. The solution is to make your life easier through appropriate lenses or contact lenses. Reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals may be needed.

A chat with your optometrist will help you to find the right lens, depending on your lifestyle and severity of the condition, this may be simple reading glasses, mid-distance lenses or progressive lenses for a more optimum solution.