Presbyopia makes it difficult to see objects up close, affecting tasks like reading and sewing. It tends to affect people over the age of 45.
Presbyopia is easily diagnosed by a standard eye check by an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Close vision can be corrected using reading glasses.
Presbyopia is a natural ageing condition of the eye, not a disease. With age the lens of your eye becomes less flexible and loses its ability to focus. This affects your close vision.
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