Old eyes! It is an aging change. Some people call it shortsightedness, but it just means loss of ability to focus at near.
Farsightedness. Objects must be seen further away fro thr eye to be in focus. It is part of the aging process.
Eyes getting older. Progressive impairment of aging eyes to accomodate to close up objects, there is progressive loss of elesticity of the crystalline lens causing loss of accomodation by the eye to focus clearly on near objects, hence need to either step back to focus or hold objects further frm the eye in order to see them clearly.
40 yr+ Club. The only requirement is that you must be at least 40 years old.