When Reading Glasses Become a Necessity
As most adults enter their mid-40s, their eye lenses start to lose flexibility, which decreases the ability to focus at close-up distances. This gradual process called presbyopia occurs naturally; it’s another part of the normal aging process. Even people who have enjoyed 20/20 vision throughout their lives can develop presbyopia.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Difficulty reading restaurant menus, books, computers, etc., especially in dimly lit environments
- Blurred close-up vision
- Improved vision when you hold items far away from your eyes
- Difficulty transitioning between close-up and distant objects
Treatment for Presbyopia
- Prescription or over-the-counter reading glasses
- Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs), often combined with cataract surgery
- Monovision with LASIK (correcting one eye for near vision and one eye for distance vision)
If you are experiencing the signs of presbyopia, contact Colorado Ophthalmology Associates today to learn more about your options to correct this vision condition.