Presbyopia – It’s okay, you need reading glasses


Presbyopia is a natural physiological process of the eye that happens around 40 – 45 years. What happens is that the inner lens of the eye (crystalline), loses its natural flexibility, affecting the accomodation process progressively up to 60 years of age and it only affects your reading vision distance.

Presbyopia is completely natural and nothing to worry about. It’s an acquired refractive error that is treated with the use of eyeglasses.

If you are already using prescription for a different refrative error and now need for reading glasses, you will have to contemplate using progressive lenses or bifocal.

Progressive lenses provides you with three visions. Far, middle, and close. This is recommended if you spend lots of time in computer. Bifocal lenses gives you two visions, Far and close. The type of lens goes according to your lifestyle and budget.

Over the counter reading glasses are more for emergency but not as a permanent solution.

Use high quality lenses according to your visual measurements. Not only your prescription but also your interpupillary distance and properly fitting the heights for the progresive lens according to the size of the frame you will be using.

You might have to change reading prescription every 2-3 years because this is progressive until you get to 60.

If you have 20/20 vision on both eyes and will need reading glasses. Only use them for reading.

Thanks for reading and if you have any question or comments, i’ll happily get back to you.

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