For most people, presbyopia, a loss of near vision, is a natural side effect of aging. If you are over the age of 40 and struggle with shifting your focus between near and distant objects or have trouble reading or focusing on a computer screen, you may have presbyopia.

Reading glasses are one solution for age-related nearsightedness. However, they are not your only option. Bernitsky Vision offers several treatments that may be effective in treating your presbyopia.

What Happens to Your Eye as You Age

When you shift focus from near to distant objects, your eyes adjust by subtly altering the shape of the lens. As people age, this lens becomes more rigid, reducing its ability to change shape. The result is a difficulty in focusing on nearby objects, or presbyopia. Most people begin to experience some presbyopia by the age of 45; by age 60, nearly everyone has some degree of presbyopia.

Treatment Options

Treatment for presbyopia involves either modifying the way light enters the eye, to compensate for the rigid lens, or altering the lens itself. Dr. Bernitsky can provide permanent surgical solutions, including:

You do not need to rely on reading glasses. You have options, and Dr. Bernitsky can help you identify the best treatment solution for you.

The Right Solution for You

Not every patient is a good candidate for all presbyopia treatments. Dr. Bernitsky can assess your specific situation and develop a treatment plan that will best suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or ask any questions you may have about our corrective eye surgery options in Albuquerque.

If you’re interested in learning more about alternatives to reading glasses, call us today at 505-323-0800.