North County Laser Eye Associates

Presbyopia Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

For patients in their 40s and beyond, presbyopia is an inescapable condition that results in the need for visual aids when viewing near objects. Although the symptoms associated with presbyopia can be bothersome, we offer a number of effective treatments for the condition here at North County Laser Eye Associates. For patients throughout San Diego, laser eye surgery, glasses, contact lenses, or IOLs can be used to help patients see more clearly.

Symptoms

The symptoms of presbyopia generally begin sometime while a patient is in his or her 40s. The signs of the condition include:

Causes

Presbyopia is an age-related condition; although its causes are not completely understood, it is believed that the loss of focusing ability is due to a loss of elasticity and thickening of the eye’s natural lens. As the lens loses its flexibility, it is unable to shift between near and distant vision. Patients gradually lose their ability to focus on near objects, requiring some type of visual aid to see at close range.

Presbyopia differs from hyperopia, which produces similar symptoms. Hyperopia can occur at any age and is related to the shape of the cornea and eyeball.

Treatments

There are several treatment options for presbyopic patients.

Contact North County Laser Eye Associates

To schedule a consultation about your presbyopic treatment options, contact North County Laser Eye Associates.