What Is Presbyopia?

As people spend more time in front of digital devices, eye sight challenges are changing. Young and old, people are using digital devices to communicate, work, and go to school. Adults spend more than 10 hours a day on average interacting with their smart phones. This has resulted in an explosion in the numbers of diagnosed cases of presbyopia, which is closing in on 2 billion cases.

What Is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the loss of ability to focus on close objects – words on a screen, for example, or text on your cell phone. It’s a normal part of aging, but the numbers of people experiencing it – or using devices that cause them to notice it – is growing. If you’re struggling to focus on nearby objects, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Wilkinson Eye Center.

Don’t Let Presbyopia Impact Your Quality of Life

Some people feel uncomfortable mentioning that they have trouble seeing close up, because they feel it is only related to aging, but in a recent survey, more than 90% of 40-55 year olds have presbyopia symptoms, especially difficulty reading.

Presbyopia Is Easily Treated

Rather than putting your glasses on your head every time you need to look at your cellphone or keeping a magnifying glass nearby, talk to your doctor. While a seemingly simply condition, it causes significant stress in most patients, no matter how creatively they try to overcome the sight deficiency. Talk to your ophthalmologist about getting bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses or corrective contacts.

If you are struggling to see the text on your cell phone, clearly see your computer, read comfortably, or have other difficulties seeing clearly close up, we encourage you to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Wilkinson Eye Center. Most insurance treats eye exams as preventive care and cover the vision test. However, insurance plans and coverages vary widely, so it’s best to contact your carrier and find out. At Wilkinson Eye Center, we work with your insurance company to facilitate coverage. Give us a call at (248) 334-4931 to schedule your consultation today! Wilkinson Eye Center has locations in Pontiac & Clarkston and serves all nearby areas in Michigan.

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