Presbyopia(Age-Related Reading Difficulty)
Starting around the age of 40, objects up close start to become harder to focus on. This first begins with difficulty seeing very tiny print at very close distances, but progresses over time to include difficulty seeing larger print and computer screens. This reading difficulty is caused by age-related changes in the lens in the eye (the same changes that cause a cataract — see below). Presbyopia can occur alongside near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. Common symptoms of presbyopia include difficulty seeing small objects up close, and holding near objects further away for clarity. Presbyopia can be evaluated during a comprehensive eye exam and can often be corrected with reading glasses, bifocal glasses, progressive glasses, and contact lenses. In certain cases, refractive surgery (LASIK) can be performed to improve reading vision. Azar Eye Clinic in Lafayette, LA is one of the leading providers of LASIK surgery in Acadiana.