In order to focus on objects, the lens of the eye constantly changes its length and overall shape. This is called the elasticity of the lens. As we age, our lens’ elasticity slowly diminishes, resulting in a decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects.
This condition, known as Presbyopia, is a natural part of aging and eventually affects everyone.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Decreased focusing ability for near objects
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor – Ophthalmologist or Optometrist – at your earliest convenience.
Your vision naturally changes as you age. To keep up with these changes and maintain optimal vision, it is important to schedule regular checkups with your eye doctor. He or she will inspect your eyes for common eye diseases and other problems affecting your vision, such as Presbyopia.
There is no cure for Presbyopia, but the condition can be corrected using eyeglasses (or bifocals), contact lenses, or even surgery. To determine your best course of action, discuss your specific situation with your eye doctor. He or she will be able to better explain the risks and benefits of surgery as compared to wearing glasses or contact lenses.
To learn more about Presbyopia and proper eye health, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrist Dr. Nathan Frank, and the eye care specialists at Anne Arundel Eye Center by calling 410-224-2010 or click here to visit AnneArundelEyeCenter.com.
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Anne Arundel Eye Center offers comprehensive specialized ophthalmic exams as well as diagnostic pre and post-surgical eye care. Specializing in glaucoma and cataracts, Dr. Boles has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision.
Presbyopia, Glaucoma, and Cataracts may be a natural part of aging. Losing your vision doesn’t have to be.
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