Healthy Aging Month and Presbyopia: Tips for Staying Sharp as You Age

charming mature asian lady looking at camera and smilesAs we age, our bodies change in a variety of ways. We may not be able to run as fast as we used to or stay up as late at night. But presbyopia is one of the most significant changes that can happen as we age.

Presbyopia is the loss of near vision that comes with age. It’s a natural part of the aging process and usually affects people around 40. If you’re experiencing presbyopia, you may have trouble reading small print or focusing on objects close to you.

There are a few different ways to treat presbyopia, and in this blog post, we will explore some of the options. We will also provide some tips on how to reduce the symptoms of presbyopia.

What is Presbyopia? 

Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects the eye’s ability to focus on close objects. It is a natural part of aging and usually becomes noticeable in people over 40. Presbyopia is treated with corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, surgery may also be an option.

How Does Presbyopia Affect Our Vision? 

Presbyopia is a condition that affects our vision as we age. It is the result of the loss of elasticity in the lens of the eye, which makes it difficult for the eye to focus on close objects. This can lead to blurry vision, eyestrain, and headaches.

While presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process, there are some things we can do to help reduce its symptoms. For example, we can use reading glasses or bifocals to improve our vision. We can also take regular breaks when working on close tasks and practice good eye care habits.

What Are Some Tips for Dealing With Presbyopia? 

If you are dealing with presbyopia, there are some things you can do to help improve your vision. Here are a few tips:

Try to keep your eyes healthy. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise will help.

  • Use reading glasses or bifocals. These can help correct your vision so that you can see more clearly.
  • Get regular eye exams. This will help your eye doctor catch any problems early and treat them before they worsen.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking can damage your eyes and make presbyopia worse.

We’re Here to Help

Don’t let presbyopia worry you any longer. Providing you with the eye care you deserve is our top priority. Kirk Eye Center’s team of experienced doctors can always help you if you risk developing presbyopia. Talk to us today by calling 970-669-1107.

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