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Reading Glasses (Presbyopia)

PresbyopiaReading Glasses (Presbyopia) is an eye condition that is characterised by an inability to focus on objects that are nearby. It is a condition that is caused by the ageing process and is common in people reaching middle age.

When reaching their 40′s and 50′s, many people find they have difficulty in focusing and suffer from presbyopia to some degree – even if they have never had any trouble with their sight in the past. This is because, as the natural lens ages, it finds it more difficult to alter its focus from distance to near.

Presbyopia should not be confused with long sightedness. It’s important to have your eyes tested by a professional if you are having trouble with your vision.

If you’re unsure about your eyecare prescription or don’t understand a diagnosis you’ve been given in the past, our eye prescription explanation page could help.

Presbyopia and treatments

There are a number of treatments to ease the vision problems caused by presbyopia, and a consultation with an eyecare professional can help you determine which is best suited to your needs and the severity of your presbyopia.

Treatments for presbyopia:

Intraocular lens implants and laser eye surgery for presbyopia

At Optical Express we’re dedicated to providing innovative and leading edge treatments, including laser treatments for people suffering from presbyopia.

In the initial stages, this treatment will not be open to all people with presbyopia as only a small percentage fit into the restricted prescription range. However, for these people, laser eye surgery could be a choice for correcting presbyopia symptoms. A look at our laser eye surgery reviews page could help you decide whether you’d like to find out more about laser treatments for presbyopia.

If you are not suitable for laser eye surgery but are still hoping to be free from reading glasses, an intraocular lens implant could be the ideal solution. Book a free consultation with one of our leading surgeons and we can help you determine the most suitable treatment for your presbyopia.

Presbyopia treatment costs

The cost of your presbyopia treatment will depend on your individual course of treatment. However, if you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, you could have a look at our cost and financing options.

Alternatively, give us a call to book an appointment and discuss your treatment options – we’ll be happy to help.

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