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For most people as we mature our eyes start to lose some of their former ability to focus at things up close. We find that we have to hold objects farther and farther away just to see them. This condition is known as presbyopia.

So, what is presbyopia? It is the hardening of the lens in the eye that occurs in virtually everyone as we grow older. The hardening process robs the lens of its ability to change shape and properly focus the light that is passing through the eye. This generally becomes noticeable around the age of 40.

The good news is that there are many styles of corrective lenses that you can choose from that can restore your eye’s ability to focus on objects up close. These are some of the types of glasses and correctives lenses that you can use:

  • Reading glasses
  • Bifocals
  • Trifocals
  • Progressive lenses
  • Occupational lenses