When you reach your 40s, the natural lens of your eyes may become less flexible. When the lens becomes more rigid, it becomes harder for the eye muscles to flex the lens so you can focus on close-up objects. This is called presbyopia and it’s a natural part of aging. In fact, it is estimated that 114 million people in the United States have this condition and many of those are right here in Michiana.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
- Blurry up-close vision
- Need to hold items away from your eyes to see
- Eyestrain or headaches after reading or performing close up work
While reading glasses and bifocals can help you see more clearly, these tools are often considered external signs of aging. By choosing more permanent methods of vision correction you may be able to eliminate the need for readers.