Presbyopia (long-sightedness due to ageing)

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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