Presbyopia Treatment

Some information on the treatment of Presbyopia is described below. People affected by Presbyopia are requested to consult a doctor first and use the information provided here just as a reference. This whole blog is created for education purposes. The author is not responsible for anything.
Presbyopia cannot be cured, but can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, adding bifocals to an existing lens prescription is enough. As the ability to focus up close worsens, the bifocal prescription needs to be changed.
Sometime around the sixties, the eyes have usually lost most of the elasticity needed to focus up close. However, it will still be possible to read with the help of the right prescription. Then again, the patient might find it necessary to hold the reading materials farther away. They might definitely need larger print and more light by which to read.

People who do not need glasses for distance vision may only need half glasses or reading glasses. People who are nearsighted may be able to take off their distance glasses to read.
Bifocals are often prescribed for presbyopia. Bifocals are eyeglasses that have two different prescriptions in one spectacle lens. The main part of the lens contains a prescription for nearsightedness or farsightedness, while the lower portion of the lens holds a stronger prescription to help a person see objects up-close. Progressive addition lenses are similar to bifocals but they are made to have a gradual transition between the two prescriptions.

Contact lenses used to treat presbyopia include multifocal lenses, which come in soft or gas permeable versions, and monovision lenses, in which one eye wears a lens that aids in seeing objects at a distance, while the other has a lens that aids in near vision.

New surgical procedures can also provide solutions for people who do not want to wear glasses or contacts. Laser surgeries are done in certain countries, but is not yet approved in many other places.

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