Causes & Symptoms
When a person is young, the natural lens of the eye is soft and flexible enabling it to change shape to focus on near objects. As the eye ages, however, the lens loses its flexibility and can no longer vary the focus of the eye. This condition usually becomes noticeable between 40 and 50 years of age.
People with normal vision up to that time find it increasingly difficult to focus on near objects, like words on a page, and need to resort to wearing glasses for reading and other close up activities. Those who have their vision brought to a normal range (20/20) with refractive surgery can expect this same condition to develop as their eyes age. The most common treatment for presbyopia is reading glasses—or “readers”—which compensates for the near vision loss, allowing you to see better up close.
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