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Presbyopia - are you reading at arm's length?

Presbyopia - are you reading at arm's length?

If you are, you’re not alone.

These are common first signs of presbyopia, the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age—most of us will start to notice this change in our early to mid-forties. The good news is that we can correct presbyopia very simply with glasses or contact lenses designed for your needs.


What causes presbyopia?

As we get a little older, the lens in the eye gradually thickens and loses elasticity. As a result, light focuses behind the retina instead of directly on it, compromising our ability to focus on close objects, which require more focal power to be seen clearly.


What are the common symptoms?

• Small print appears blurred

• Having to hold reading material further away

• Tired or strained eyes when performing close tasks

• Headaches


Why see us?

You don’t need to put up with the inconvenience and strain of presbyopia. Our job is to make your near vision clear and comfortable again, and this starts with a comprehensive eye examination. Once we have a full picture of your vision and eye health, we’ll prescribe a tailored solution that fits best with your daily life. It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive about wearing glasses or contact lenses for the first time. Our experienced team will support you through the process, so you see well and feel confident in your new eyewear.