Presbyopia Awareness Month

Did you know April is Presbyopia Awareness Month?

But what is it? Presbyopia is known as “old age vision”.  As people age, the eye’s natural lens becomes harder and less elastic, making it more difficult for the eye to focus on close objects.   It usually becomes significant over age 45 and stabilizes around age 65.  However, presbyopia is not an eye disease.  It is a condition that is part of the normal aging process.

When people develop presbyopia, they find they need to hold reading materials at arm’s length to focus properly.  When we have people come in for their eye exams, they will tell us they need longer arms! Often times people who previously did not need to wear glasses find themselves wearing over the counter readers.

Presbyopia can easily be treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.   If you are experiencing the signs of presbyopia, call Smart EyeCare Center and make an appointment to see your eye doctor.

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