Straining to see fine print?
Presbyopia, the natural stiffening of the crystalline lens of your eye, is a common eye condition in people over 40 that makes reading difficult. In the past, this condition meant bifocals. Now, you can chooses a no-line bifocal. No-line bifocals give you the look of regular glasses with the correction strength of traditional bifocals. So nobody will know you are wearing a bifocal. Call our office today for more information!
The first symptoms most people notice are difficulty reading fine print, particularly in low light conditions, eyestrain when reading for long periods, blur at near or momentarily blurred vision when transitioning between viewing distances. Many extreme presbyopes complain that their arms have become "too short" to hold reading material at a comfortable distance.
Presbyopia symptoms, like other focus defects, become much less noticeable in bright sunlight due to the action of the iris closing to a smaller diameter. As with any lens, increasing the focal ratio of the lens increases depth of field by reducing the level of blur of out-of-focus objects (compare the effect of aperture on depth of field in photogrpahy.
A delayed onset of seeking correction for presbyopia has been found among those with certain professions and those with miotic pupils. In particular, farmers and homemakers seek correction later, whereas service workers and construction workers seek eyesight correction earlier.