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Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Old eyes!: It is an aging change. Some people call it shortsightedness, but it just means loss of ability to focus at near. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is presbyopia?

What is presbyopia?

Eye problem: A condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. Youmay need reading glasses. ...Read more

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What causes presbyopia?

What causes presbyopia?

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

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How is presbyopia treated?

Glasses: Presbyopia is simply farsightedness that comes with age as the lens of the eye hardens slightly and has more difficulty adjusting to near objects. Most often it is treated with corrective lenses. ...Read more

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Can presbyopia corrected?

Can presbyopia corrected?

Reading glasses: The only other alternative besides glasses is cataract surgery using a multifocal intraocular lens at the time of cataract removal. ...Read more

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What can cause presbyopia?

What can cause presbyopia?

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

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What can correct presbyopia?

What can correct presbyopia?

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

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How do you diagnose presbyopia?

How do you diagnose presbyopia?

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

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What are the signs of presbyopia?

What are the signs of presbyopia?

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

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What increases risk for presbyopia?

Depends on age: Presbyopia is due to the natural hardening of the lens of the eye which causes it to lose the ability to adjust focus for near. The only "risk" is living past the age of 40 and it is unavoidable. ...Read more

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What can be done to correct presbyopia?

What can be done to correct presbyopia?

Corrective lens: 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

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What can I do to stop the worsening of presbyopia?

What can I do to stop the worsening of presbyopia?

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

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What is the definition or description of: presbyopia?

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

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How is the refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

How is the refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

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

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What will happen to the lens in presbyopia and why does it happen?

What will happen to the lens in presbyopia and why does it happen?

Presbyopia: 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

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What is the difference between presbyopia and accommodative insuffiency?

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

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Far-sightedness and presbyopia, are they the same except for age of onset?

Far-sightedness and presbyopia, are they the same except for age of onset?

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

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Multi-focal lenses for presbyopia - what are some of the drawbacks for having them?

Multi-focal lenses for presbyopia - what are some of the drawbacks for having them?

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

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