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Is There A Common Name For Presbyopia
What are the most common symptoms of presbyopia & when do most ppl start experiencing them? How do you know if it might be time for reading glasses?
Decrease near vision: Commonly people around ago 40 loss ability to focus at. Our natural crystalline lens before age 40 able to zoom far and close instantly. But after 40 we slowly loss our close up zooming. However, if someone farsighted (hyperopia) they can loss their close up focusing in their late 30's. Pls have eye exam with refraction after dilation to rule out latent hyperopia. ...Read more
Aging: Presbyopia is the loss of near reading ability due to loss of accommodation of your lens/lens zonules in your eye associated with aging requiring use of reading correction. This starts approximately 40 years old. ...Read more
Living over 40: This is a natural age related hardening of the lens of the eye. It cannot be prevented by any currently known method (just as grey hair cannot be prevented). Your ophthalmologist can help you with advice and devices to compensate. ...Read more
Presbyopia: Presbyopia can be treated with glasses with a bifocal, contact lens monovision, multifocal contact lenses, monovision with lens implants, multifocal lens implants, lasik for monovision, and accommodative lens implants. Other methods are in development (such as presby-lasik, corneal stromal implants, femtosecond presbyopic treatments, etc. ...Read more
Easy: First ask what is the age? If you are over 40 you either have or are getting presbyopia. If you currently don't need glasses or have glasses that correct your distant vision ok, then note that the near vision is getting difficult and the older you are over 40, the harder it will be. Your ophthalmologist will recommend what you need to compensate for this. ...Read more
Near vision loss: Presbyopia is a natural development in the early 40's in which you loss the ability to focus at near. It is commonly described as the period in which your arms are not long enough due to the fact that the near focus drifts away. It is painless and unavoidable. Your ophthalmologist can recommend measures to compensate. ...Read more
Presbyopia is the development of inflexibility of the lens with aging; symptoms include blurred vision at normal reading distances, the need to hold material at arms length to see it, and headaches/fatigue from close work.
Unfortunately, the only sure method for correcting presbyopia is corrective lenses. Sometimes simple reading glasses from the drug store work, but usually u need prescription ...Read more
Don't age: Presbyopia, the loss of the ability to focus the eye, occurs throughout life and increases with age. It cannot be prevented. ...Read more
Loss of near focus: The root word is presby meaning old or aging. Like a camera the eye has a focusing element to adjust focus near or far. As we age we loose our ability to near focus. ...Read more
Age related: Presbyopia is tested for after age 40 or so. It is due to the inevitable hardening of the lens which becomes visually evident between ages 40-55 when the lens no longer is flexible. It is tested in that age group by near vision apparatus in your ophthalmologists' office however there are formulas which can be used which are reliable for power and commonly applied without testing after refraction. ...Read more
The flexibility of the natural lens inside our eye declines with age. This flexibilty of the lens allows the lens to change shape and focus or "accommodate" on near objects.
As it declines typically.... in the 40's it starts to affect reading and computer vision.
The loss of accommodation is predictably worse every two years or so until around age 65 where the lens has minimal to no accommodation ...Read more
Basically the same: Presbyopia would be accommodative insuffiency in someone who is older, while accommodative insufficiency is term that is rarely used to describe this issue in a younger person. ...Read more
NO: Farisightedness is when the eye has a positive prescription. Young and old can be farsighted. Usually, far sighted people can't see at distance or near without spectacles. Presbyopia is an age related change in the structure of the eye which happens to us all, usually starting after age 40. Good luck. ...Read more
Less contrast: I am guessing you mean the use of multifocal contact lenses. These consist of a series of concentric rings every other being a near or far power. Most adjust well to these but they do lower the light input for each distance which creates a diminution in the function called contrast sensitivity. This is not something too common as a problem and affects only extremes of vision. ...Read more
No: You could consider refractive eye surgery as well. ...Read more
Yes: Although 0.25 diopter increases are more common, a 0.5 diopter change is also common. ...Read more
Not many: In the U.S., refractive surgery using monovision can allow reading vision through one eye, while distance is seen through the other! There are pluses and minuses to this technique. Clear lens extraction (cle) with implantation of a multifocal iol is available where the human lens is removed and replaced with one allowing multiple focal points. Coming soon to a doctor near you are new techniques. ...Read more
No: Presbyopia is the difficulty for near reading vision with age, usually after age 40 but in myopic or nearsighted people they can see up close so they don't have that problem but ofcourse they don't see far clearly an when you correct the far vision with glasses they again cannot see near without bifocals. ...Read more
Yes: There are several ways to treat optically presbyopia and one of these is gas permea ble lens. Your ophthalmologist can help you select the best lens from the array of soft lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more
Noone: Presbyopia is the term to describe aging of vision. It is an irreversible consequence of getting old, just like hearing loss or arthritis. Surgery is not indicated, as it does not rejuvenate the eyes as a result. Vision correction with glasses or other eyewear may be needed. I bet, you will find tons of info out there on "natural" vision correction, but nothing is of proven benefit. ...Read more