Our eyes are very precious globes that we don’t dare to fool around with. That makes sight such an indispensable ability that we need to take care of. Sadly, presbyopia is one all-too-common eye condition that affects us all, starting from around the age of 40.
Substantiating with statistics, presbyopia affects no less than 110 million adults in America alone. In fact, it is estimated that by 2020, the number of people stuck with the eye condition in the United States will have increased to 123 million.
Presbyopia has a prevalence of occurring among adults. In fact, peering further into the word presbyopia, we see that it is coined from the Greek combination of “presbys” and “opys,”, both respectively denoting “old man” and “sight”. Therefore, we see that one gets more susceptible to developing presbyopia as he ages.
The age 40 is one of the revolutionary ages where you get to involuntarily join the club of those suffering from presbyopia. Knowing you are already in the company of presbyopia is quite easy to know. In most instances, you notice that you struggle to focus on things that are close to the front of your face. This usually necessitates that you hold items further out in front of your face so that you can read what they say. You could also notice a significant difficulty in reading fine print when the light is not spectacularly bright. Therefore, in most cases, you see that you squint when peering at your computer screens to read something. You might also struggle to read from your smartphone or even find it challenging to read labels. This could further spiral into notable headaches, significant eye strains, and even visual fatigue. All these are strong indicators of the presence of presbyopia.
While presbyopia is associated with the conventional aging procedure, there are some helpful steps you can take to remedy the situation, which entails wearing reading glasses or contact lenses. Your glasses or contacts could either be multifocal or bifocal. Multifocal contact lenses give you an impressive capacity to view objects that are far away, as well as objects close to you.
Aside from the typical corrective glasses or lens to wear, there are some casual activities that could help you prolong the actual onset of presbyopia. Sporting activities like jogging, or biking among others, can help improve your vision although many prefer to go for automated remedies like glasses.
Definitely improving your meals can equally be helpful. Although aside from the place of exercises, glasses, and lens, you can ultimately go for the option of surgery. One surgical operation that is gaining traction by the passing day is the implantation of a KAMRA Inlay, the exact surgery that Dr. Haines performs at Oregon iLASIK & Refractive. Here a corneal inlay is implanted in the cornea of your eye (note: not your dominant eye). This way, your vision is restored to be able to focus both on near and far objects!
Presbyopia is an unfortunate fact of life as we age. We take take steps to slow its onset, but sooner or later, glasses or contacts become a necessity. Or, if you don’t want to fuss with either glasses or contacts, a KAMRA Inlay surgical procedure could be exactly what the doctor ordered!