Your eyes, just like every other part of your body, change as you age. When you reach your mid-40s, the natural lens in your eye starts to lose flexibility and hardens. This prevents the lens from flexing to focus on near and far distances. This condition is called presbyopia or elder eye.
Common Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Difficulty reading fine print, particularly in low light conditions
- Eyestrain when reading for long periods
- Blurred near vision
- Difficulty transitioning between viewing distances from close to far
- The feeling that your arms have become too short to hold reading material at a comfortable distance
Common treatment of presbyopia is the prescription of bi-focal glasses or reading glasses.
If you are experiencing difficulty reading up close in Greenville, South Carolina, contact us today to schedule an eye exam.