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What is presbyopia?

There are many eye problems that can ruin our daily life, above all, if we have high dioptrics, we will need to wear glasses or contact lenses. We mainly talk about the well known myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Among all of them, there is one that will appear as we age. That one is presbyopia.

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia or “eyestrain” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see very close. The reason is that the eye loses its elasticity, making the focus in a normal distance more difficult, like in the case of reading. This problem appears in our 40´s and there is no cure for it as it is a condition caused by aging.


The very first symptom that appears is the necessity to zoom out the reading material by stretching the arms, spacing them as much as possible from the eyes. Other more common causes are dizziness, headaches and tiredness after reading or after doing some activity where you have to focus up close.


After visiting your eye professional, the treatment can be done in different ways such as using reading glasses or contact lenses. In the case of the lenses, the most suitable ones are the bifocal / multifocal or the ones called monovision.

Presbyopia can come along with both myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, but for those who suffer from myopia have less chances of suffering from presbyopia. As mentioned above, we cannot avoid it, but we can follow some guidelines to prevent it as much as possible. However, we will talk about this in our next blog post.

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