Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens of the eye ages and becomes less flexible, preventing it from focusing at different distances.
It usually starts after 40 years old, and this is why people in their mid-40s start to need reading glasses as seeing close objects becomes more difficult.
Common complaints from patients with presbyopia:
- Frustrated with a dependence on reading glasses
- Glasses are progressively required for an increasing number of daily activities
- Holding objects farther away to see them in focus
- Looking older with reading glasses