Eye care of adults (ages 40 to 59)
Your eyes change with time, you generally experience the greatest changes to your vision during your 40s and 50s. Do you feel your ability to focus on nearby objects diminishes? At around ages 40 to 45, our vision changes. This is called presbyopia…
Presbyopia is not a visual defect but a natural evolution of sight related to the loss of power to accommodate to the environment. From 40 onwards, the lens loses some of its elasticity and its ability to accommodate – seeing close-up things difficult is no longer able to ensure adjusting focus to see things close-up.
What are the signs ?
Solutions for correcting presbyopia
It is relatively easy living with presbyopia, the first step is to have your vision checked and your presbyopia properly diagnosed so as not to miss any other ophthalmologic disorders.
Presbyopia can neither be avoided nor disappear. The solution is to make your life easier through appropriate lenses or contact lenses. Reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals may be needed.
A chat with your optometrist will help you to find the right lens, depending on your lifestyle and severity of the condition, this may be simple reading glasses, mid-distance lenses or progressive lenses for a more optimum solution.