Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focus due to the changes in our lens as we age. Our lens gradually becomes thicker and less flexible to change focus from distance to near. Most people will begin to notice this after age 40 due to having difficulty seeing small print up close. Even if you are nearsighted this will be noticed while wearing your usual glasses/ contacts.

Symptoms of Presbyopia sometimes include headaches, eye strain and fatigue while working up close. Moving reading material father back helps.

Treatment for Hyperopia is Progressive/ Bifocal glasses or Mono-vision/ Multifocal contacts. You will need a (+) ADD prescription if you have Presbyopia

Refractive error is when light does not focus on our retina properly due to the shape of our eyes.

The most common refractive errors are :

  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

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