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Did you ever wonder why people over 40 usually wear reading glasses? As time passes, the lens of your eye is likely to become more rigid, decreasing your ability to focus on handheld objects. This is known as presbyopia. It's something that happens to everyone.

Often, to avoid having to strain their eyes, people with undiagnosed presbyopia tend to hold reading material at arm's length to be able to focus properly. Performing other close-range tasks, for example, crafts or handwriting, could also cause eyestrain. In order to treat presbyopia, there are a number of alternatives, regardless of whether you are a glasses or contact lens wearer.

The thing with reading glasses is that they are only efficient for those who wear contacts or for people who don't already wear glasses for problems with distance vision. You can get these glasses almost anywhere, but it's best not to purchase them until you've seen the results of a comprehensive eye exam. Lots of people aren't aware that reading glasses may be handy for short periods of time but they can cause eyestrain when people wear them for a long time. Actually, custom-made reading glasses are a far better solution. They can address additional eye issues such as fix astigmatism, comfortably accommodate prescriptions which are not necessarily the same in both eyes, and, the optic centers of every lens are made to fit the wearer. The reading distance is another detail that can be made to meet your specific needs.

If you already have glasses, consider bifocal or multi-focal corrective lenses, or the popular progressive addition lenses (PALs). PALs and multi-focals are eyeglasses that have multiple points of focus; the bottom part helps you see at close range. Contact lens wearers should speak to their eye care specialist to discuss multifocal contact lenses, or a treatment approach called monovision. Monovision is when you wear one contact lens to correct near sightedness in one eye and another to correct far sightedness in the other eye.

Plan to periodically adjust the strength of your lenses, because your eyes and vision change over time. Presbyopia is seen in people even after refractive surgery, so it is it's worthwhile to take the time to find out about all the options before making decisions about your vision care.

Have to chat with your eye care professional for an informed perspective. We can give you the tools to help you deal with presbyopia and your changing eye sight in a way that's both beneficial and accessible.

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