WHAT IS PRESBIOPIA?
If you’re over 40 and have started to notice blurry vision up close, at mid-range (arm’s length), or in low light, you may be experiencing the first signs of presbyopia.
Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Because it’s a natural part of aging, there’s no escaping presbyopia, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Luckily, there are solutions—such as progressive lenses—that can enable you to experience clear vision at every distance once again.
Whether you already wear glasses or have never worn them before, presbyopia can affect you. Talk to an eyecare professional if you experience any of these symptoms.
- Blurry vision up close or at mid-range
- Trouble reading small text or focusing on details up close
- Difficulty reading in low light
- Seeing halos around lights at night
- Light sensitivity
- Headaches, eye strain, or tired eyes
Additionally, you may find yourself engaging in these behaviors to see clearly.
The Quick Fix
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If you’re experiencing presbyopia, there are several treatment options to consider:
- Reading glasses
- Bifocals, trifocals, or multifocal lenses
- Progressive lenses
If you’ve never required vision correction before, a simple pair of reading glasses can help with close tasks. The obvious downside is that you’ll need to remove them to see objects at mid-range or in the distance.
Bifocals, trifocals, and multifocal lenses offer different zones of clear vision so you can see at multiple distances. However, wearers experience abrupt transitions as well as blurry vision between zones.
The best solution by far is a pair of progressive lenses, which enable wearers to see clearly at every distance with smooth transitions from near to far. Additionally, progressive lenses don’t have ugly and distracting “bifocal” lines.
Want to know more? Find out how progressive lenses work and what sets Varilux progressive lenses apart.
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