Do I Have Presbyopia?

23 Nov 2012

Do I Have Presbyopia?
 
If you’re over 40 and have started holding things away from you at arm’s length to read them-you do.
 
Presbyopia is a progressive problem; it’s the inability of the eye to see things close up and focus on near objects; it happens as our eyes get old. It’s a natural part of the aging process, and completely common.
 
You might even have noticed in your mid-thirties that fine print was really difficult to read (that’s why all the unpleasant things are written in fine print!) People end up holding objects away from them in an attempt to get a clear focus. Eventually your arms become too short!
 
What Causes Presbyopia?
 
Most ophthalmologists agree that it’s generally caused by a loss of elasticity of the natural crystalline lens in the eye, making it difficult for the lens to change shape to try to focus on near objects. The curvature of the lens changes over time as it stiffens up with age, and the cillary muscles that usually squeeze it into position also get weak.
 
People who have decent distance vision for most of their lives are often the first to notice presbyopia. The most common solution to the problem is reading glasses, but for people who see well at a distance, glasses can be annoying as they have to keep taking them on and off to switch focus.
 
Will the Flexivue Microlens fix my Near Vision?
 
The Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ will suddenly give you back your ability to read newspapers, menus, labels and your mobile phone without glasses or waving it 3 feet away from you.
 
An implanted lens is much handier than glasses-glasses always seem to disappear when you need them; get broken or scratched, or you may spend half an hour hunting for them while they’ve been perched all the while on the top of your head.
 
Without correction, your aging lens sends an out of focus image onto the retina at the back of your eye, ultimately having to focus the image behind the retina.
 
With the Presbia Flexivue Microlens, however, you’ll be able to see near objects much more clearly, as the lens focuses the objects and the image arrives atop your retina in-focus.
 
The lens is tiny and hardly discernible to the naked eye. To see if Flexivue Microlens will work for you, call Optilase on +353 1 223 8821.

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