Presbyopia is simple aging of the eyes (this will affect everyone unfortunately).

As you get older the lens inside your eye becomes less flexible, so you become less able to focus on things that are close to you. This change is normal. Most people notice this when they start to find it difficult to read small print or change focus between things at different distances. You may find you need to hold thing further away and require more light to see things.

This is a normal age-related change. The exact age at which you will notice presbyopia will vary depending on several things, including whether you are long- or short-sighted, but the change in focusing tends to become more noticeable when we your forties.

If you feel theses changing happening, booking an appointment with our Optometrist is the first step.

What is the treatment for presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a natural part of ageing. There is no cure, but there are many options to correct the effects on your vision. The best solution is glasses but contact lenses are also an option. Here at Focalpoint Opticians, we can consult and advise you on the best form of visual correction.

Are there exercises I can do to stop me from needing reading glasses?

Presbyopia is not caused by muscle weakness but by the lens stiffening as we age. This means there are no exercises that can help. 

If you have any questions or experience any of the symptoms above you can schedule an appointment with us online and we will be happy to assist.