Recognizing and Dealing with Presbyopia

It is the difficulty in reading and recognizing things up close that seems to creep up with age, and is something we seem unable to do anything about.

It could start with having to enlarge the font on your mobile screen or having to keep the newspaper some distance away to read the letter, and with time may get worse.

So here is what you can do about dealing with presbyopia or deteriorating eyesight:Presbyopia

A vision Plan

Offered by an employer or to be purchased from an insurer, it can include eye checkups, purchase of spectacles or contact lenses, and so on.

It is important to keep up to date with eye exams so one can find out about problems such as glaucoma in the earlier stages to arrest further deterioration.


Even generic spectacles can work very well for many and are a suitable and economical solution. However as some of these could result in eye fatigue, prescription lens such as bifocals or trifocals may be required.

If you dislike the lines that bifocals and trifocals have, opt for progressive eyeglasses, which can however be quite expensive and which some find difficult to adjust to.

Contact lenses

For reasons of looks or practicality, contacts are a better option for some and new technology means a better range of options are available than ever before. There are hard and soft options and disposable and non-disposable options available according to requirement and comfort.

Lens Replacement

A surgery similar to the cataract surgery means that you will once again have eyes that as are as good as before. However some experts advise against using this for presbyopia.

It is also important to remember that a lot of or even most insurance plans will not cover this kind of procedure, so it is best to weigh all of your options before deciding upon the best course of action to tackle the problem of worsening eyesight.