Presbyopia is a condition whereby the eyes become farsighted due to age. The far-sightedness is caused by the lens’ inability to focus on objects that are close. It is a natural process that usually starts in your early 40s and progresses as you age.
It affects men and women equally. It is characterized by difficulty reading small print up close and having to push your reading material further away to see it. Reading small-sized prints such as medication leaflets, and the bible, and tasks such as inserting the thread into a needle, become very difficult with age due to presbyopia. Good lighting helps somewhat, but spectacles (reading glasses, bifocals, or multifocal lenses) or contact lenses offer a much better solution. Contact us to book your eye exam so you can get a solution tailor-made to suit your needs.