Reality of presbyopia
If you find it difficult to read text from a laptop or mobile phone or tablet screen, it is very likely that you are suffering from presbyopia. As we grow old, the eyes start to lose their ability to focus on small objects since the lens hardens and is unable to flex, making it difficult to see things close by. Presbyopia starts occurring from forty years and above. It is something that everyone gets to some degree; including people who have never had vision problems in their life.
Signs and symptoms of presbyopia
- Holding reading material at arm’s length
- Finding it hard to read in poor light condition
- Difficulty in seeing small details or prints
- Developing headaches or tired eyes after reading for long periods
- Experiencing eye strain and fatigue easily when doing close up work.
Currently, it is estimated that over 111 million adults in America are living with presbyopia, and by 2020, that figure is expected to increase by 10%.
Can presbyopia be stopped?
There is no medical cure for presbyopia, however there are plenty of ways to treat this condition.
Let’s take a look at the three best ways to overcome presbyopia:
Using Corrective Lenses
Corrective prescription glasses have proven to be a reliable treatment. Convex lenses for farsightedness can be used to redirect the light so that the images land accurately on the retina. Convex lens and sometimes multifocal lens are the best choices for Presbyopia.
Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia
One way to permanently correct Presbyopia is through Near Vision CK surgery, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that makes use of radio frequency energy to change the shape of the cornea. Talk to your eye doctor about this operation to see if you qualify.
Eye exercises refer to vision therapy aimed at strengthening the eye muscles. Similar to all tissues in the body, eye muscles also require activity to gain strength, which in turn improves their ability to focus. Eye exercises typically involve reducing the amount of stress your eyes undergo from artificial light and daily strain. Your eye doctor can share a number of exercises with you if you’re interested.
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