Presbyopia occurs when the lens inside your eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on near objects. During the early years of life, the lens in the eyes has the ability to focus both near and distant images.
As we age, the lens in the eyes loses some of its elasticity therefore losing its ability to change focus. Presbyopia occurs when the lens begins to lose its flexibility.
The doctors at Ocean Eye will conduct a comprehensive examination that will include testing for presbyopia. They will conduct a refractive evaluation to determine whether your eyes focus light rays properly. A visual acuity test will determine your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances.
Presbyopia can be treated with three methods:
- Contact Lenses
- Vision correction surgery (LASIK and CK)
The most recent advancement in Presbyopia correction using contact lenses is Multifocal Contacts. These lenses can eliminate/reduce your dependence on reading glasses. The doctors at Ocean Eye are specially trained to fit this type of lens and are eager to explain your contact lens options with you.