Many eyesight problems develop well into adulthood. One of these is presbyopia. Read on as your eye doctor from EyeSite of The Villages discusses this refractive error in detail.

What You Need to Know About Presbyopia

How Presbyopia Occurs

Being naturally flexible, the lenses of your eyes change shape allowing you to see both distant and nearby objects clearly. As you age, however, your lenses may become hard, reducing their flexibility. As a result, this compromises the light-bending process in your eyes, leading to presbyopia.

Presbyopia causes blurry close-range vision. If you’re approaching middle age and find yourself holding reading materials at arm’s length, this could indicate presbyopia. You may also experience eye fatigue, headaches and nausea when engaging in activities that require close-range vision. Visit your eye care clinic as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms. We’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam to confirm presbyopia.

How It’s Managed

During the eye exam, we’ll measure your current visual acuity. We may also have you undergo refraction and retinoscopy tests to determine the best lens type and prescription to improve your vision. Reading glasses may be sufficient if you’re only having a hard time seeing things up-close.

However, if your vision is blurry when looking at both distant and nearby objects, we may recommend multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses. They contain multiple lens prescriptions in single lens, allowing you to see at varying distances without any problems.

To learn more about presbyopia or other eye care concerns, get in touch with us at (352) 504-4560. We proudly serve residents in Lady Lake, FL, and nearby areas.