Presbyopia is a gradual hardening of the crystalline lens,
which makes it less elastic and less able to focus on nearby objects.
Presbyopia affects us as we get older and generally first becomes noticeable around the age of 40.


The most common symptom of presbyopia is a gradual decrease in the ability to focus on objects that are close up.
Over time, the condition will slowly worsen but it usually stabilizes after the age of 60.

Eye exam for Near vision

These problems often come with age, and you probably do not need a test to tell you if you have problems seeing things close up.
For example, just try to read the newspaper once in a while...

Nevertheless, here is a test that an eyecare professional could have you do to assess your near vision.

He will cover one eye and have you take the test. Then, he will cover the other eye and have you take the test again.


If you have read the test as successfully with the right eye as with the left eye, you probably have good central acuity.
If you do not manage to read all the letters, the optometrist will continue with the examination before giving you a prescription for corrective lenses.

* The image of the test above has no medical value and should only be considered for preparation and understanding of your eye exam with your eyecare professional.


Reading glasses and bifocals are still used, but progressive lenses such as Varilux are the most functional and are specifically designed for you. 
It's a common problem easily manageable with prescription eyeglasses.
A chat with your eyecare professional will help you find the right lens, depending on your lifestyle and prescription.

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