WHY DOES READING GET HARDER WITH AGE?

If you’re struggling to read what you could easily read a few years ago (like bible, books and other forms of reading materials), without glasses and you’re over the age of 40, then you’re probably familiar with the frustration of wearing reading glasses. 

This is a  condition called Presbyopia and it is an increasing difficulty with near vision as people age.

The human lens can focus at distance and then at near when you are younger because it is flexible and can change its shape automatically to help you focus at whatever distance you want to see.

As you age the lens starts to become stiff and rigid and its ability to change shape reduces for near, making it difficult to perform near tasks conveniently.

HOW TO CONTROL READING CHALLENGE AS YOU AGE

There is nothing you can do to prevent presbyopia from occurring as you age. To keep your vision performing at its best, you must have routine eye exams at least every two years by the time they are 40. Embracing vision correction options, such as glasses or contact lenses will help.

Some people cope by working with bright light to help them see clearly or  move reading materials away from them to see clearly. This will work, but only for a short time.

The common options to manage presbyopia in Nigeria today is getting glasses or contact lenses depending on your lifestyle and occupational needs.

 No longer will you have to worry about taking the wrong medication, asking someone to help you fill or read your bank cheque or struggle to read your bible. Clear and healthy vision is possible with us at Eyestyle Optique.