When we are young, the lens in the eye can change its shape easily allowing us to focus on near objects. After the age of 40, the lens becomes less flexible and reading at close range becomes increasingly difficult. This condition is called presbyopia and is a normal part of getting older
What are the symptoms of Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is usually first noticed by difficulties reading in low light. You may find it takes longer for eyes to refocus from reading to looking in the distance and vice versa. Spectacles are generally required to give additional focusing power to the eye to help with this.
The distance at which you do your close work affects the prescription required. For example, looking at a computer screen will require a different power than reading a book. We will ask you about your lifestyle and take this into account when prescribing spectacles to ensure you get the best from them.