Garland Family Eye Care

Dr. Brad Wemhoener

Presbyopia

​Presbyopia is a term from Greek (presbys-old man) and Latin (opia-eyes) that describes older eyes that have trouble focusing at near distances.


Typically, presbyopia starts at about 40 years of age by making reading and computer tasks more challenging with blur and fatigue.


Presbyopia is corrected with reading glasses or bifocals to allow multiple ranges of focus to be present in one pair of glasses or contacts.


Some nearsighted patients do not suffer as greatly with presbyopia as long as they don't wear their glasses because their nearsightedness allows light to focus at a manageable distance.