Can I Prevent Presbyopia?
Have you ever noticed that your friends and family members have an increasingly difficult time reading text once they hit middle age? You’re not imagining things: presbyopia (also known as age-related farsightedness) is a condition in which the eye’s lens gradually loses its flexibility, hindering its ability to focus the light to the retina. As their lenses get stiffer, people can no longer see objects up close as well as they used to.
At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our team of savvy eye doctors treat patients with presbyopia every day. Here, our experts explain what patients can do about presbyopia and whether there are any options for preventing it. Continue reading
When Is It Time to Get Reading Glasses?
Around middle age, you may notice that your ability to focus on up-close objects is on a steady decline. This condition, known as presbyopia, strikes almost all adults around the age of 45. Although presbyopia cannot be cured, it can be treated. To keep your vision in top shape, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami elaborates on some of the indicators that it is time for you to get reading glasses or seek some other treatment for presbyopia: Continue reading
Ways to Address Presbyopia
By the time you reach middle age, you will likely begin to notice that you are having increased difficulty reading or seeing objects up close. This age-induced farsightedness is known as presbyopia, and it affects over 1 billion people worldwide. Although you cannot take steps to prevent presbyopia, there are solutions to keep you seeing properly in spite of the condition. The team of professionals at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains here: Continue reading
Signs that Indicate You Have Presbyopia
When you are young, your eye’s natural crystalline lens is elastic and can change its shape to adjust focusing power as needed. The muscles surrounding the eye help the lens bend and flex to focus on nearby objects.
But over time, the eye’s lens and the muscles surrounding the eye lose their elasticity and flexibility, which interferes with the eye’s ability to change shape. As a result, it can become difficult to see nearby objects closely. This is known as presbyopia, and it normally sets in around the age of 40 or shortly afterward.
Below, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami reveals signs that indicate you may have developed presbyopia and should consult with an eye doctor. Continue reading
Will You Need Reading Glasses after LASIK Surgery?
It is very common to wonder about the probability of needing reading glasses after LASIK eye surgery. Truth be told, you will probably require reading glasses at some point in the years following your LASIK surgery. But it has nothing to do with LASIK failing to deliver as promised, or “wearing off” over time. Even after a perfect LASIK result, you may eventually need reading glasses to see nearby objects clearly. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami clarifies what we mean. Continue reading
Why the Aging Process Affects Your Ability to See Up-Close
Aging affects nearly every part of the body, including the eyes. It is common and perfectly normal to see a decline in vision with age; it doesn’t necessarily indicate that the eyes have developed a disease.
In this post, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami reveals how the aging process can affect vision — particularly, close or near vision. Continue reading