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What is Farsightedness (Presbyopia)?

Presbyopia is part of the natural aging process of the eye, and can be easily corrected. It is the loss of the eye's ability to change its focus to see objects that are near. It is not a disease. It's as natural as wrinkles, and it affects everyone at some point in life.

 

Presbyopia is often confused with farsightedness, but the two are different. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens in the eye loses flexibility. Farsightedness occurs as a result of the natural shape of the eyeball, which causes light rays to bend incorrectly once they have entered the eye.

 

 

Symptoms of Presbyopia

 

  • The need to hold reading material at arms length
  • Blurred vision at normal reading distance
  • Headache or fatigue from doing close work

 

 

How is Presbyopia Diagnosed?

 

Your Ophthalmologist can diagnose this by preforming a thorough eye exam. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, contact Nevada Eye Physicians to schedule your eye exam today!