If you are one of those people who has had the perfect vision until you’ve reached middle age, then you deserve a serious pat on the back. Getting through life that long without having blurred or skewed vision, is a victory that’s definitely worth celebrating— even if you are starting to experience ey problems. Many adults start to experience vision problems starting around their 40’s to 60’s due to an eye condition called presbyopia.
As previously mentioned, presbyopia is a normal part of the aging process. In fact, the word presbyopia stems from Greek and means “old eye.” When you are young, the lens on your retina is soft and flexible, which allows you to focus on objects and see things both near and far. After about the age of 40, however, your lens because more rigid which makes it harder to do things up close like read or even thread a needle.
How Is It Treated?
Unfortunately, there is no real way to stop or prevent this condition. However, with corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses, or Lasik, it can be treated. Although some patients may think they don’t need to be treated for their presbyopia, many patients who go untreated suffer from things like headaches and eye strain. During your first eye appointment, you will be given an eye exam and will then get to decide what treatment option is best suited for you and your lifestyle.
If you are over the age of 40 and have started to notice your vision is fading, you may have presbyopia. To learn more about this condition or to see more clearly, schedule an eye exam at our Wilkinson Eye Center Pontiac office today at (248) 334-4931.