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Presbyopia

August 13, 2019

If you’re around the age of 40, you may be finding that looking at small objects or text up close doesn’t have the same clarity it had in previous years. Reading might be starting to cause headaches as well as eye strain, and the text messages on your phone are starting to look blurry. While it may feel frustrating, you’re not alone. Increasing difficulty with up close vision occurs naturally with age and is known as presbyopia. At the office of Optical Outlets we can accurately diagnose presbyopia and offer a variety of treatment options to help correct your vision. We’ll help you choose the right eyewear or contact lenses to provide clear vision at any distance.

Presbyopia occurs when the lens of the eye thickens and loses flexibility. Although this is part of the natural aging process, presbyopia can take a toll on your daily activities. However, with the proper reading glasses prescription, bifocal lenses and contacts, our office can help you to see the world clearly once again. Your choice in care depends on your lifestyle and needs. You can choose to wear your reading glasses only as needed, which means taking them on and off throughout your day, or you can choose half-eye reading glasses, which allow you to look down through the lens to see objects that are near and  over the lens to view objects at a distance. If you already wear glasses for nearsightedness or to correct other refractive errors, bifocal or progressive lenses can address your full range of needs. Bifocals are lenses containing two prescriptions, with a distinct line separating the upper and lower halves of the lens. Progressive lenses are also designed to correct more than one vision problem, however the transition between portions of the lens is more subtle. Bifocal and progressive contact lenses are also available. Our office will guide you on your best options in care.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.