Presbyopia : Signs and Symptoms
Presbyopia is an eye condition caused by the gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside your eye. It is typically associated with aging, although certain lifestyles may allow for earlier onset of symptoms.
Tired Eyes/Eye Strain
The inability to focus can strain the eyes, especially during prolonged activities requiring your near vision
Blurry near vision
Having difficulty reading fine print at arm's length, or having to zoom to read on your smartphone.
Poor vision in dim light
Some people may require brighter light to be able to see properly. This becomes more apparent as you age.
Unusual reading distance
Holding any reading material at an unusual distance to see clearly, such as too close or too far than normal.
Experiencing headache especially after doing close-up work.
As we age, the tear glands in our eyes will produce fewer tears..
Lifestyle & Risk Factors
- You are in your late 30s or older.
- You are experiencing some or most of the signs and symptoms of Presbyopia
- You work in vision intensive jobs.
- You frequently use digital devices or digital screens at arm's length.
Presbyopia in the Digital Age
When to see an Optician/Optometrist
In general, it is recommended to consult a professional such as an optician or optometrist before making any decision regarding your eye health.
- When the symptoms begin to affect your productivity at work or when performing certain tasks.
- When you are unable to enjoy normal activities or hobbies that require good vision.
- When you're not sure of what eye condition you have. The best way to determine if you have presbyopia is through a basic eye exam.
- When you want more information on the available solutions based on your needs and lifestyle.
- You should also make it a point to visit an optician/optometrist atleast once a year to get your eyes tested to check for other vision problems.
Solutions To Presbyopia
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