Reading Vision Solutions

What is Presbyopia?

The vision condition of presbyopia happens to almost everyone at some point in their lives. While you may not know the term presbyopia, you certainly know the main symptom…the need for reading glasses.

Reason for Presbyopia

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As we age the natural lens of the eye becomes less flexible. The eye muscles can no longer flex the lens enough to accommodate for close-up vision. This condition typically begins after age 40 and becomes gradually worse.

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Common Symptoms of Presbyopia

  • Difficulty reading, especially in low light conditions
  • Eyestrain after reading for extended periods
  • Headaches when doing close-up work
  • Blurry near vision
  • Need to hold reading materials far away to see them clearly

Treatment Options for Presbyopia

Many people view presbyopia as a sign of getting older, and they dread wearing reading glasses in public. If you are troubled by your inability to read menus, books and more, there are treatment options.

Presbyopia is not a disease and it cannot be prevented. It’s simply one of life’s inevitables for most people. To learn more about your treatment options for reading vision in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Portsmouth, VA contact us to schedule an eye exam.

Contact Tidewater Eye Centers

Your vision is our priority and we strive to be your top choice for eye care. Contact us to learn more about presbyopia treatment.

The doctors at Tidewater Eye Centers have either authored or reviewed the content on this site.




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