What is Presbyopia?


Presbyopia is a condition that causes gradually worsening vision. It usually affects the near aspect of vision. The term literally means “old sight”. It is caused by the ageing process.

Symptoms of presbyopia include blurred vision, headaches and difficult focusing on objects up close. Your vision may get steadily worse without appropriate management.

Presbyopia occurs as the lens of your eye loses flexibility as a natural result of ageing. It typically occurs from the age of 40. In most cases presbyopia can be easily managed.

What are the symptoms of Presbyopia?

  • Difficulty focusing on up close objects
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Poor night vision

What are the causes of Presbyopia?

  • Loss of flexibility in the eye lens
  • Age

How do you treat Presbyopia?

  • Lens surgery
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Glasses
  • Contact lenses