Middle Aged Eye Problems

Middle age is a time when nearly all people will experience eye problems, regardless of their prior optical health. Most people will experience some form of myopia around the age of 40, and this is generally the age when bifocal and multifocal lens styles become more relevant.

Middle Age and Presbyopia

While many people in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s will experience normal eye problems, nearly everyone in this age range will experience some level of myopia. Age-related Presbyopia is typically resulted from decreased elasticity of optic muscles, along with other age-related macular problems. Presbyopia is generally defined by the inability to see both near and far, and typically is corrected by using bifocal, multifocal, or dynamic lens types. While optical corrections are available for people with presbyopia, surgical techniques are also being developed, from mono-vision Lasik, and other types of procedures. Despite this, most people prefer to simply use reading glasses whenever necessary.

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