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Presbyopia Correction By an Eye Specialist

February 25, 2021 | Author: | Posted in Arts & Entertainment

Our ability to see nearby objects gets worse with age. This is known as presbyopia. As people age, the lens becomes harder and less elastic, making it more difficult for the eye to focus on close objects.

It typically starts at around age 40 and affects everyone, even those who have never had vision problems before. Presbyopia is the defects of vision. Eye strain, headache and fatigue are common symptoms of presbyopia. Although it cannot be reversed, it is easy to correct.

For centuries presbyopia was corrected with the use of bifocal eyeglasses. Today there are many ways for presbyopia correction with eyeglasses, contact lenses and surgery.

The simplest way for presbypia correction is to wear reading glasses. But if you do not want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for presbyopia, your eye specialist can recommend you a number of surgical options to treat presbyopia as well.

Here are some of the options for presbyopia correction:-

1) Eyeglasses. If you already wear glasses to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may choose to wear glasses with multifocal lenses. There are three types: progressives, bifocals and trifocals.

Progressive eyeglass lenses provide that as well, plus a smooth progression of power between the two for viewing intermediate distances. progressive lenses will help you see clearly at all distances without those annoying (and age-defining) “bifocal lines” that are visible bifocals and trifocals.

Bifocal eyeglasses have a distance vision prescription at the top of the lens and a near vision prescription at the lower part of the lens.

Trifocals are eyeglasses with lenses that have three regions which correct for distance, intermediate (arm’s length), and near vision. rifocals are mostly used by people with advanced presbyopia who have been prescribed 2 diopters or more of reading addition.

2) Contact Lenses – contact lenses have two prescriptive powers for distance and near vision. Multifocal contact lenses are also available with additional variations in power to correct near, intermediate, and far vision. Contact lenses wearers can also use a distance lens in both eyes, and then wear reading glasses for close-up work.  In addition to multifocal contacts, the eye doctor may also recommend another option which is monovision with contacts. This involves wearing one contact geared toward distance vision and the other for near vision.

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3) Lasik and cataract surgery

Your iLasik surgeon can perform procedures such as LASIK and cataract surgery Singapore for presbyopia correction as well. These procedures allow you to free yourself of contacts and lessen or eliminate your dependence on glasses. These approaches are only considered as treatment options for people who are already nearsighted or farsighted, or who already have astigmatism.

No matter which option you choose, presbyopia does progress over time, and your contact lens prescription or eyeglass prescription may increase to keep up with it. Regular eye exams by an eye specialist will ensure that your prescription is always up to date and providing you with the best vision possible.


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