Presbyopia Blurry Vision After 40

Understanding Presbyopia: Why Reading Becomes Challenging After 40 

Unraveling the Mystery of Presbyopia 

  1. What is Presbyopia?
  • Definition: Presbyopia is a natural age-related condition that affects the eye’s ability to focus on near objects. 
  • Onset: Typically becomes noticeable around the age of 40 and progresses with time. 
  1. Why Reading Becomes Challenging:
  • Loss of Elasticity: The eye’s natural lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change shape for close-up vision. 
  • Reduced Accommodation: Accommodation, the eye’s ability to focus on near objects, diminishes. 
  1. Common Symptoms:
  • Blurred Vision: Difficulty seeing objects up close, leading to blurry text and details. 
  • Eyestrain: Reading, especially in low light, may cause eye fatigue and discomfort. 
  1. Treatment Options:
  • Reading Glasses: Prescription reading glasses can compensate for the loss of near vision. 
  • Multifocal Lenses: Bifocals or multifocal lenses provide clear vision for both near and distance. 
  • Contact Lenses: Multifocal contact lenses offer an alternative for those preferring contacts. 
  • Refractive Surgery: Procedures like LASIK may be considered for a more permanent solution. 
  1. Regular Eye Exams:
  • Importance: Regular eye exams are crucial to detect presbyopia and other vision changes early.  
  1. Adjusting to Presbyopia:
  • Adapting Habits: Holding reading materials at a comfortable distance and ensuring adequate lighting can ease the reading experience. 
  • Consultation: Seeking professional guidance ensures a tailored approach to managing presbyopia. 

Peachtree Ophthalmology eye clinic in Norcross invites you to understand presbyopia better and explore personalized solutions for clear vision at all distances. Schedule an eye exam with Dr. Washington to address your vision concerns. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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