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Age-Related Near (Reading) Vision Loss

Sometime in the early-to-mid-forties, you start to lose flexibility in the eye’s natural lens. This decreased flexibility makes it difficult to view near objects when wearing glasses or contacts. People with early presbyopia often notice they need more light to read, and have to hold reading material at arm’s length to focus. With the passage of time, reading glasses or bifocals/progressives are needed for all near tasks.

Common Questions About Presbyopia

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision condition in which your natural crystalline lens of your eye becomes less flexible – becomes harder to change in shape to accommodate for near vision needs. These changes make it difficult to focus on near objects. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. It is not a disease, and it cannot be prevented.

What causes presbyopia?

Unlike nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, presbyopia isn’t caused by an eye shape. It’s simply a normal part of the aging process, and since we all age, presbyopia affects everyone. It also worsens with each passing year.

Treatment For Presbyopia

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Your NVISION surgeon is best suited to recommend the treatment for your individual needs.

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Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.


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