Presbyopia is the blurry vision at near that develops as we age.  It normally begins to develop at forty years of age.  Early symptoms include blurry vision that comes and goes when we read, headaches and eye strain with prolonged reading or computer use.  These symptoms may cause you to extend objects to read or to seek brighter light to read.

There are several different options to help with presbyopia, including a separate pair of reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses (i.e. invisible bifocal), or computer or occupational eyeglasses.  Bifocal contact lenses are also available.

To better help you meet your vision needs, please measure the distance from your eyes to your normal reading distance and computer distance.  Present this information to our doctors during your eye examination so that we can tailor your prescription to your vision demands.