What is Presbyopia?

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Just as our bodies tend to become less flexible with age, so do our eye lenses. Beginning around age 45, our eye muscles start to lose the ability to flex the lens to accommodate for close-up vision. This condition, called presbyopia, is the reason why so many adults reach for reading glasses in Corpus Christi, TX to read menus, Smart Phone screens, computers, books and more.

Symptoms of Presbyopia

  • Blurry close-up vision; holding items away from the eyes improves focus
  • Difficulty reading, especially in low-light environments
  • Eyestrain after reading or working up-close for long periods of time
  • Slowness in transitioning between close-up and distance vision

Treatment for Presbyopia

There is no “cure” for presbyopia and there is no way to prevent it. However, there are ways to combat the condition:

  • Monovision with contact lenses: One contact lens is worn for distance vision and the other for near vision.
  • Monovision with an Intraocular Lens (IOL): Similar to cataract surgery, the natural eye lens in one eye is removed and replaced with an IOL designed for up-close vision.
  • Monovision iLASIK: Only one eye is corrected for near vision.
  • Cataract surgery with Premium IOLs: If you also have cataracts, you can choose Lifestyle Lenses that are designed to correct presbyopia.

You don’t have to live the rest of your life attached to reading glasses in South Texas. You have options to correct presbyopia. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an eye exam.