What happens to our vision as our eyes age?

22 Jul 2020

Unfortunately, the ageing process by its very nature is not something that any of us look forward to. Once we hit the age of 40, we gradually notice aches and ailments in parts of our body that we didn’t even know existed previously. Unfortunately, our eyes behave no differently to the rest of the body. Presbyopia – which means is a condition that will affect practically everybody once they pass the magical age of 40.

What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia itself is the term, which is applied to the loss of near vision, the most obvious sign of the condition being blurred and out of focus text on print materials; no matter how hard we squint, once

Presbyopia sets in, the eye simply cannot make out letters that once upon a time (very long ago!) it had no problem reading.

Medically, what happens with the onset of Presbyopia is that the lens of the eye becomes stiff. The ciliary muscle, which has responsibility for squeezing the lens into the right shape to allow us to see things that are in our near vision, becomes less flexible and less elastic. As this muscle simply loses its ability to fully control the lens, the lens of the eye can no longer change shape, resulting in difficulties with focusing on objects in the near vision.

How you can treat it
But now for the good news! As a result of the great laser eye surgery treatment options offered by Optilase, Presbyopia no longer needs to be a problem which people must endure as they approach their middle age. Now, instead of worrying about bringing (and then maybe breaking!) glasses everywhere just to be able to enjoy simple pleasures such as reading the newspaper, a simple and completely painless 10 minute laser eye treatment can restore complete vision, and in the process completely do away with the need for glasses!

The most suitable treatment for you will be discussed at a consultation with one of our experienced Optometrists and will take your current prescription and lifestyle into account. Both treatments are entirely painless and take on average, less than 10 minutes, allowing the patient to resume most activities the very next day. Find out today if you are suitable for this life-changing procedure, call Optilase today on +353 1 223 8821 or fill in the form above right and one of our staff members will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

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