The loss of reading vision, presbyopia, is a frustrating problem for people in their 40's and beyond. There are several ways to deal with this problem.
New high tech lens multifocal contact lenses are coming to market every year. These can be customized for individual patients and may be available soon.
Surgery to get rid of readers is possible, with the proper lens implant, patients can expect 90-100% independence from glasses
There are several ways to deal with the issue of 'aging eyes', when reading vision is affected. Reading glasses are needed as this 'presbyopia' gets worse.
Reading vision begins to go at the age of 40, and eventually, reading glasses are needed. Crystalens accomodating lens implants can treat this problem and decrease the need for glasses
Many surgeries are available to help patients get rid of their reading glasses. Detroit patients can see Dr. William Goldstein to find out which approach is best for them.
Our Detroit LASIK specialists replace the lens of the eye with intraocular lens implants to restore vision to patients after cataract surgery.
Reading glasses are one of the most frustrating additions to our wardrobe that you can think of! They are one of the solutions to the only disease that affects 100% of the human population, "presbyopia". And to add insult to injury, that word means "aging vision"! Everyone eventually realizes that they cannot see well when they bring things close to their eyes, and begin to hold objects and reading material further away to see them clearly. The only problem is that, eventually, our arms are not long enough and the print on the page is too small if we hold things too far away.
Most people have heard of over-the-counter readers, or drug store readers. These actually work very well for most people to bring things back into focus. If a person is already wearing glasses, bifocals can be made with the reading portion in the bottom part of the lenses. Contact lens wearers may choose monovision contacts, where one eye is corrected for near and one for distance, or multifocal lenses,