Presbyopia is caused by a loss of elasticity in the eye’s crystalline lens.
Presbyopia typically occurs in people over the age of 40, and is a condition which causes you to see objects at a near distance less clearly. Presbyopia often necessitates the use of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, and even bifocals or trifocals as the condition progresses. The good news is, our eye doctors at New Eyes offer a range of lenses and treatments to reduce the effects of presbyopia so that you can more clearly see up-close objects without heavy reliance on corrective eyewear. And a very simple eye examination can diagnose presbyopia and help determine your treatment options.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
Presbyopia can be present for years before symptoms start to become apparent. These symptoms can include:
- Blurry vision while looking at objects close to the eyes, such as reading materials
- Trouble focusing on up-close objects
Causes of Presbyopia
Presbyopia is caused by a loss of elasticity in the eye’s crystalline lens. It is this lens that allows clear focus on objects viewed at a close range, and its flexibility is important because it permits the lens to adjust focus between near and far distances. The natural process of aging is the most likely cause for the decreased elasticity in the lens. It is a very common condition in patients over 40.
Presbyopia Treatment Options
Fortunately, there are a number of advanced treatment options that can give you clearer up-close vision and reduce the symptoms of presbyopia.
Cataract Surgery to Eliminate Glasses
Lifestyle Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Intraocular implanted lenses available from New Eyes, such as PanOptix®, TECNIS® Multifocal, Symfony®, and Crystalens® IOL can significantly reduce blurriness associated with presbyopia. Our IOL options are also very effective in treating presbyopia and restoring both distance and near vision after cataract surgery.
- PanOptix® Trifocal IOL (AcrySof® IQ)
The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is the latest in the line of presbyopia-correcting lenses and offers patients high-quality vision at distance, intermediate, and at near. In contrast to other IOLs like the Symfony, the near vision is much better in dim lighting conditions.
- TECNIS® Multifocal
The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal IOL provides patients with high-quality vision at distance, the closest near vision, and in most lighting conditions.
- TECNIS® Symfony IOL
The TECNIS® Symfony intraocular lens is unique in its ability to provide continuous high-quality vision across a continuous range of distances while simultaneously reducing the effects of presbyopia. It has been shown to provide seamless, clear vision from day to night, as well as a lower chance of seeing rings and halo effects around light.
Crystalens® is the accommodating lens that moves and flexes, in response to ciliary muscle contractions in the eye much like our natural lens. These contractions drive forward movements of the lens so the eye can maintain a clear image as it focuses on intermediate and far objects.
Request More Information on Presbyopia Treatment
If you would like more information on treatments for presbyopia, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to examine your vision for possible presbyopia, please contact New Eyes today.