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Aging eyes and presbyopia

Middle-aged blond woman with eyeglasses reading newspaper

The older you get, the harder it can be to see clearly. As you age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible. That’s called presbyopia, and it makes it more difficult to focus on things up close, like reading a menu or texting.

The symptoms of presbyopia are similar to farsightedness, but where farsightedness is due to the size and shape of your eye, presbyopia is more to do with the aging of the eye. Almost everyone will start to see the effects of aging eyes around 40 years old.

 Four questions to see if presbyopia affects you: 

  1. Do you wear readers?
  2. Do you have to enlarge the text size on your phone to read messages?
  3. Do you extend items such as your phone or price tags further from your eyes to see them better?
  4. Do you have trouble reading menus in a dimly lit restaurant?
  5. If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s probably time to address presbyopia and your eyesight.

 But not to worry, VisionFirst has several options to improve your sight.

 Schedule an appointment with one of our VisionFirst doctors, to see which treatment would be most beneficial for you.