What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a focusing problem which occurs naturally as we get older.

Around the age of 40 to 45 our eyes begin to lose their ability to focus on things that are close to us. This means that close up work like reading or writing can appear blurry and you may find that you have to hold things further away to see them better. Most people around this age need reading glasses to make their close up vision clear again.

For more information about presbyopia and other eye conditions contact our Helpline:

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