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Vision After 40

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You may start noticing that your vision starts to change after the age of 40. You notice that the near print isn’t as clear or you try to hold your arms further away to make the near print more clear. These are all signs of Presbyopia

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is part of the normal aging process. It is just as normal as wrinkles.  It involves the crystalline lens in your eye losing elasticity and flexibility which makes it harder to focus at near.

How can we treat presbyopia?

We can’t reverse aging but can definitely make your vision clear. There are many options to treat presbyopia

  • Glasses such as progressives, reading glasses or bifocal lenses.
  • Multifocal Contact Lenses
  • Refractive Lens Exchange – surgery similar to cataract surgery where they remove your natural lens with a multifocal implant that could potentially correct your distance, and near vision. 

To learn more about the different treatments for presbyopia please schedule a comprehensive eye exam with our optometrists Dr. Jasjeet Shinger or Dr. Casthoory Viswanathan today at Perception Eyecare!

Written by Dr. Jasjeet Shinger

Dr. Jasjeet Shinger has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and completed her Doctorate of Optometry with honours at the University of Waterloo. While attaining her Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Shinger worked with a binocular vision and pediatric specialist during her clinical externship, which helped her gain a keen interest in helping patients manage binocular vision deficiencies that can affect learning.
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