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 surgeons at New Eyes offer a range of 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.
Lifestyle Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Implantable contact lenses available from New Eyes, such as ReSTOR®, Crystallens®, and TECNIS® Multifocal can significantly reduce blurriness associated with presbyopia. Some of our IOL options are also very effective in treating presbyopia and restoring vision after cataract surgery.
- ReSTOR® IOL
The ReSTOR® IOL is a unique technological innovation that can provide you with enhanced image quality and a fill range of vision – near, far and everywhere in between.
- TECNIS® Multifocal
The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal is an implantable lens that provides patients with high-quality vision at most distances and in any light condition.
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.