1. What is Presbyopia
The human eye is like a camera. After passing through the cornea, the light will pass through the lens. The main function of the cornea and the lens is to refract, focus, and project the image onto the retina to form an image.
Our lens will become harden and get elastic deterioration when we grow old, so that when we see the near objects, our lens cannot get the right focus, and the image becomes blurry.
Presbyopia generally appear in the 40 to 50 years old, it is the phenomenon of natural aging eyes, there is no prevention method at this moment.
2. Early Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Having difficulty reading small print (Blurred vision at a normal reading distance)
- Having eyestrain or headaches after reading or doing close work (especially when the there is insufficient light)
3. Will I have Presbyopia when I have Myopia
Anyone can have the chance of having Presbyopia. No matter what eye conditions they have, like Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism.
4. Treatment Types for PresbyopiaChoices can vary and please consult with your ophthalmologists:
- MonoVision (by Lasik)
- Cataract Procedure to remove Presbyopia
MonoVision Treatment (by Lasik)
- Dominant eye is set to focused for distance vision
- Non-dominant eye is set to focused for near to intermediate vision.
- Delay or eliminate the need for reading glasses
- Reading glasses may still be required for prolonged reading or when presbyopia grows with age
- PresbyMAX eliminates the need for reading glasses
- Reading glasses may still be helpful for near or distance vision