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How do you become near-sighted or far-sighted as you age?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Lens

The lens of the eye changes.

In brief: Lens

The lens of the eye changes.
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Dr. David Lemme
As one ages the lens becomes stiffer and less able to accomodate to near vision, so one needs lenses (magnifiers or convex lenses) to make up for this presbyopia, or farsightedness of old age.
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