Addressing Age-Related Vision Loss
As we age, our eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. Starting around age 40, you may begin to notice yourself holding books, menus, or your cell phone further away from your face as you try to make the text come into focus. This annoying symptom of aging is known as presbyopia.
At Montgomery Eye Care in Westminster and Northglenn, CO, we provide a range of treatment options to counteract the effects of presbyopia so you can see more clearly. Dr. Jim E. Montgomery can examine your eyes to evaluate your condition and find a solution suited to your needs.
Presbyopia is a normal visual change which occurs as we age. Unlike astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, presbyopia is not related to the shape of the eyeball. Instead, this age-related issue stems from the loss of flexibility of the natural lens in your eye. Typical symptoms of presbyopia include:
- Eye strain
- Visual fatigue
- Blurred vision at normal reading distance
- Holding objects and reading material farther from your eyes to see them clearly
For many patients, these symptoms are worse if they are tired or in an area with poor lighting. The best way to find out if your vision issues are related to presbyopia is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Montgomery. He can perform a comprehensive eye examination and determine the optimal method for restoring your vision.