What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia (which literally means "aging eye") is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see up close. Presbyopia is a symptom caused by the natural course of aging, not a disease. Presbyopia differs from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, which are related to the shape of the eyeball and are caused by genetic and environmental factors. Unlike these commonly known eye disorders, presbyopia is simply a symptom of aging and eventually affects every individual.

What are they symptons of presbyopia?

The first signs of presbyopia are usually noticed between the ages of 40 and 50, and can include:

  • Difficulty focusing on fine print and/or small objects (particularly in low light)
  • The need to hold reading materials further away in order to focus
  • Eyestrain when reading for long periods
  • Momentary blurred vision when transitioning between viewing distances.

Presbyopia Treatment

  • Reading glasses
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Multifocal contact lenses

Presbyopia Correction Clinical Research Trial

Dr. James Katz coordinated with Refocus Group in its clinical studies to determine if the VisAbility? Implant System (VIS) Procedure and the VisAbility? Implant will eliminate the need for corrective eyewear arising from presbyopia. This System is investigational and is awaiting approved by the FDA. Follow the link below for more information.

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