Do you need to hold your book further away in order to see the words clearly?
Does fine print appear blurry when held at a normal reading distance? Headaches from doing work close to your eyes are another usual symptom reported by individuals with untreated presbyopia. If you are experiencing any of these signs of presbyopia, contact our office for an eye exam today!
Presbyopia is a natural part of how the eye ages, and fortunately, it is also corrected easily. At Triangle Family Eye Care, we’ll meet with you, examine your eyes and listen to your symptoms in order to diagnose presbyopia. Dr. Hiten Prajapati will perform a thorough eye exam and vision test in our comfortable office located in Morrisville.
What is presbyopia?
Just as wrinkles appear on your skin as the years go by, presbyopia usually begins to present around the age of 40 years old and on. The natural lens in your eye begins to thicken and loses some of its flexibility. As a result, light rays do not bend correctly when they enter your eye and objects cannot be brought into focus adequately.
How do we treat presbyopia in Morrisville?
Eyeglasses, reading glasses, contact lenses, bifocals or progressive addition lenses (PALS) are all potential treatments for presbyopia. We’ll evaluate your vision in our Morrisville clinic and recommend the best vision correction for your prescription and unique lifestyle requirements.
Bifocals consist of eyeglasses with two different prescriptions in one lens. The upper part of the lens will correct your distance vision and the bottom segment of the lens will help provide crisp vision of objects up-close.
Progressive lenses work in a similar way as bifocals, yet they have a gradual transition between the two prescriptions. There is no visible line on the lenses, which often makes these a more attractive choice for many people.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Contact lenses, including multifocal lenses, may be prescribed for presbyopia. We offer a wide selection of suitable contacts, such as soft or gas permeable types. The benefit of multifocal contact lenses over traditional glasses is improved vision and ease of use. Most people who begin with multifocal contacts for presbyopia stay with contact lenses as they feel that that they keep them looking at their best.
Reading glasses, generally worn only while doing close work and not all day long, are also effective at helping with reading and close tasks. While they are effective, many people do not like the fact that reading glasses have a stigma of being worn by "older people" and they are one more thing that they need to remember to have with them at all times.