Presbyopia is a vision condition experienced by almost all adults over the age of 45 at some point. As your eyes age, the lens at the front of the eye loses its flexibility and begins to make close focus activities such as reading or using a smartphone more difficult. Even adults experiencing myopia and hyperopia (near- and far-sightedness) experience this additional vision issue.
Diagnosis of presbyopia can be conducted during a regular eye exam with your Vision Care Centre optometrist. Symptoms include eye strain and fatigue, marked difference in your close-up focus, inability or difficulty reading fine print., and holding printed or text materials farther away than normal to achieve focus.
Treatment of presbyopia is usually through normal vision correction procedures, such as multifocal spectacle or contact lenses and specialized reading glasses.