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Presbyopia

Presbyopia 

Presbyopia is a condition that starts showing symptoms around the age of 40. This condition makes it difficult to see objects up close, even if you had perfect vision just a year before. Fortunately, local eye doctors can help patients who are affected by presbyopia and other eye conditions.

What Causes Presbyopia?

Over time, the lens of your eye can become less flexible than it once was. This lack of flexibility can make it difficult for your lens to change shape to help you focus, making it difficult to see.

What Are the Symptoms of Presbyopia?

You won't develop the symptoms of presbyopia until you are at least 40 years old. When you do, the symptoms will include:

  • Sudden blurry vision when you are reading or doing closeup work
  • Needing to hold reading material further away from your eyes to see clearly
  • Eyestrain and headaches after reading or doing closeup work

How Is Presbyopia Treated?

There are a few treatment options available for presbyopia. These options include:

Reading Glasses:  If you have no issues with your distance vision but you cannot read up close items like books or labels, your eye doctor will prescribe a pair of reading glasses to improve your vision so you can read.

Bifocal eyeglasses: If you do have issues with your distance vision, your eye doctor can prescribe a pair of bifocal glasses, which contain one prescription for distance and one for close-up viewing so you can read.

Bifocal Contact Lenses: If you prefer contact lenses over eyeglasses, your eye doctor can prescribe a pair of bifocal contacts. Like bifocal glasses, these contacts contain a prescription for distance and a prescription for closeup viewing.

Monovision contacts: Some people have trouble trying to get used to bifocal contact lenses. In cases like this, your eye doctor can prescribe a lens for distance in one eye and a lens for closeup viewing in the other eye.

Corneal or Kamra Inlay Procedure. Corneal or Kamra Inlay Procedure (a.k.a. Pinhole Technology), can be ideal if you have distance vision but want to avoid the continual aggravation of having to use reading or bifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to read. To learn more about this procedure, please visit our Kamra Inlay Surgery Discussion.

Presbyopia Eye Drops. Here’s some good news:

      Presbyopia eye drops will become FDA-approved in 2021!

Presbyopia eye drops will essentially constrict the pupils creating a “pin hole” pupil much like the KAMRA inlay procedure. The drops should improve the near vision and will often even improve slight burring in the distance vision in some patients who are slightly near sighted farsighted or have astigmatism. The drops will last for about 4 to 8 hours depending on which drops are approved first. 

Of course, the advantages to using drops is no surgery so drops can be a very safe and inexpensive way to improve your vision compared to mono vision LASIK or a Kamra inlay.  However, the drops will wear off over time during the day, so drops are not a permanent solution for presbyopia. Drops that may allow the lens to remain more elastic and slow down the progression of presbyopia that occurs as patient’s age. These will of course have to be started before the lens becomes more rigid and will not likely be FDA approved for several more years.

Presbyopia eye drops will require a prescription from your eye doctor so Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ recommends you see a highly qualified eye surgeon with proven expertise to help you determine whether drops or surgery (like the Kamra Inlay Procedure) is the best option to help improve your vision. 

If Presbyopia eye drops are your best option, the vision correction experts featured in our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory vision correction can properly treat you to help you get the best vision possible.

Get Help for Your Presbyopia

If you are over 40 and you have begun to notice that your closeup vision is worsening, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help to help you. 

Our website has been designed to provide you with resources you can trust so you can better understand your vision needs and what treatment options are available to you that can best help you improve your eyesight. 

When it comes to treating presbyopia or other vision issues you may have, like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism or blurry vision, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ also aims to help you make an informed choice so that you can find and choose a highly qualified LASIK and vision correction expert surgeon you can choose and trust with confidence.

You can find such LASIK, cataract and vision experts at our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ DirectoryPlease go to our directory for a surgeon near you.  We are committed to helping you find the best vision correction expert near you so if you don’t find one in our directory, please contact us at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ and we will try to find you an experienced eye surgeon you can trust.    

Most surgeons featured at our site are also perform Cataract Surgery and many perform other refractive procedures, like the Kamra Inlay, which can help with reading fine print (in books or on labels), lens implant procedures, and Corneal Transplants.

Whatever your vision needs, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help you find laser vision LASIK experts and cataract surgeons you can find in the United States.


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