Presbyopia is a condition our optometrist, Dr. Candria Krywko, has extensive experience identifying and addressing. If you are seeking presbyopia treatment in Scottsdale, Eyes on Hayden is ready to assist you. Following are the answers to some questions we often receive regarding presbyopia.
What is Presbyopia?
Also known as age-related farsightedness, presbyopia typically affects people between forty and sixty-five years of age. It is a natural, albeit annoying, reduction in the eyes’ ability to see up close. This condition often leads to patients needing reading glasses. While age is the number one factor, other circumstances can cause a person to develop premature presbyopia.
Farsighted people tend to hold books at a further distance away from the eye than normal. They may experience headaches or eye strain when reading or using items close. They may have blurred vision or eye irritation unless items are further away. Should you have any of these symptoms, you are urged to see an eye doctor for an eye test to reduce eye strain and eliminate your symptoms. Our optometrist will perform diagnostic tests to diagnose and treat presbyopia.
Causes of Presbyopia
Farsightedness is caused by the eye lens hardening, which gradually occurs as the eye ages. This hardening makes the lens less flexible, making it difficult for the eye to move and focus properly. This slowing of movement is what causes farsightedness. Presbyopia is mostly caused by age, but can also be caused by drugs like antidepressants and antihistamines, or by medical conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis. We will work with you to identify and address any underlying medical issues that may be contributing to your presbyopia.
While glasses and contact lenses are the easiest ways to correct farsightedness, there are also surgical options should you choose that route. Our optometrist will discuss available options with you and assist you in selecting the treatment method that is best for you. Most people will opt for corrective lenses or contact lenses that are designed specifically for presbyopia.
Optometrist in Scottsdale
Dr. Frankel, our optometrist in Scottsdale, is happy to consult with you about presbyopia or any other eye-related condition. We have years of experience providing presbyopia treatment to Scottsdale residents and are ready to assist you should the need arise. For more information on this condition or to schedule an appointment, call us at (480) 900-2020.