Do you find yourself holding your phone further away from your eyes, to try to read the text? What about restaurant menus?
If you’re over 40, chances are you’re developing presbyopia.
Presbyopia is a normal vision change that happens when you age. It becomes more noticeable between the ages of 40 and 50.
You might find you have difficulty with near tasks like reading the newspaper or phone text, especially at the end of the day when lighting is dim and you’re tired. You might also be more sensitive to light and glare.
Presbyopia is caused by a gradual loss of your eye’s ability to focus, because the lens of your eye loses flexibility.
We correct it with an eye test and prescription glasses or contact lenses. Bifocals and multifocals are often used.