Do you have problems seeing objects at a close distance? Presbyopia is a common eye condition that affects millions of people every day. However, many people do not realize they have it. Because it causes blurry vision, presbyopia can prevent us from living our daily lives. If you would like the freedom of reading or picking up a book without glasses, treatment options are available.
Presbyopia can be diagnosed during an annual eye examination. Speak with the experienced ophthalmologists at Nevada Eye Physicians in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, and Pahrump, NV, to schedule your eye assessment today.
What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is a vision condition that slowly occurs over time. In young people, the natural lens of the eye is soft and flexible, allowing us to focus on objects at different distances. Aging, however, causes the lens to stiffen. This is what is known as presbyopia. Presbyopia leads to blurry vision when attempting to see anything up close. As a result, most people hold objects like books and menus at arm’s length.
People sometimes mistake the presbyopia symptoms for farsightedness. However, these conditions have different causes. Farsightedness is a refractive error that occurs when the eye shape focuses light away from the retina instead of on it. Children, teenagers, and adults can all be diagnosed with farsightedness during an eye examination. Presbyopia is due to loss of lens flexibility with age.
The most telling symptom of presbyopia is blurry vision when reading, using a cell phone, or performing close-up tasks, like sewing. Presbyopia affects most people, with symptoms presenting at around age 40. It is possible to have presbyopia at the same time as other vision conditions, like farsightedness or astigmatism, in Las Vegas. Some presbyopia symptoms include the following:
- Blurry vision and difficulty seeing objects up close
- Squinting when attempting to read
- Fatigue, headaches, or eye strain from squinting
Presbyopia treatment options
Reading glasses are a great presbyopia treatment option, but many people are bothered by the inconvenience of drugstore readers. While clear contact lenses are another solution, the constant cost and upkeep can also be difficult. Fortunately, Nevada Eye Physicians offers advanced options to improve your vision and reduce your need for glasses. Vision correction services we offer include LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, and refractive surgery.
While all of these procedures are effective in treating certain issues, not everyone is a candidate for treatment. During a comprehensive assessment, our eye doctors take the time to examine your eyes and discuss your needs to determine the right one for you. We may suggest other options if we feel it is necessary. Our team is dedicated to restoring your eyesight so you can return to your everyday activities with ease.
Treat blurry vision and more
If you have been diagnosed with presbyopia and have difficulties seeing objects close-up, we suggest contacting an eye doctor for an assessment. The trusted eye doctors at Nevada Eye Physicians can recommend noninvasive presbyopia treatment options, such as glasses or surgery, to address your problem. Contact our clinic in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, or Pahrump, NV to learn more.