As you age, your natural lens will loose elasticity. This is known as the loss of near vision, or presbyopia. This loss of elasticity of the lens makes it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close. Many people notice the loss of near vision when they look at their phone or read a newspaper or dinner menu.
Presbyopia affects most people in their 40s and early 50s and it happens to everyone. Some people will need to start treating it earlier than others, and most people over 40 will find themselves seeking solutions for age related near vision loss, such as buying “drug store cheaters” to read. While there are several treatment options for presbyopia, the most common is reading glasses. However, many patients don’t like the inconvenience of readers and seek out more permanent treatment to correct near vision loss. Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is one treatment option that allows patients to say good-bye to their reading glasses.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Blurry up-close vision
- Need to hold items away from your eyes to see
- Eyestrain or headaches after reading or performing close up work
Options to Correct Presbyopia
- Reading glasses
- KAMRA™ Inlay
- Monovision LASIK
- Clear lens exchange
- Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay