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Presbyopia is a visual impairment consisting of the gradual and progressive loss of the ability to focus on the closest objects.

It is not considered a refractive defect (as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism are), but is a deterioration in the eye’s ability to focus, linked to the loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens, which occurs physiologically with age.
Presbyopia usually starts around the age of 40 and progresses to 60-65.

The main symptom of presbyopia is the inability to see clearly at close range, but other related symptoms may also occur, such as redness, burning and tiredness of the eyes, and even headaches.

In general, people starting to suffer from presbyopia usually find it difficult to read very small print, and, in order to see better, they are forced to move the book away to read better or to enlarge the characters on the tablet or mobile phone.

Advancing age is the main cause of presbyopia, but if the condition occurs before the age of 40, other conditions (such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease) or the use of certain specific medications (such as diuretics, antidepressants or antihistamines) may also be the cause of it.

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If you notice that you have problems with your eyesight or experience any of the above symptoms, it is important to see a specialist for an eye examination as soon as possible.

During the examination, the specialist will subject the patient to some tests to make a possible diagnosis of presbyopia, and then prescribe the appropriate lenses. 


Usually, the most common way of correcting presbyopia is to use glasses with single vision (for near vision), bifocal (flat top lenses, which are not very common nowadays, to see far away and - at a certain fixed distance - up close) or progressive/multifocal lenses (to see well at multiple distances). In addition to regular check-ups at your ophthalmologist, it is also important to change your lenses every 4-5 years or so, as presbyopia is a visual defect that tends to worsen over time.

In some cases, the specialist may also propose the use of special multifocal contact lenses or suggest corrective refractive or crystalline surgery.