Are you experiencing blurred near vision when reading or working on the computer? If you are, you could be suffering from Presbyopia (‘Lao Hua’). You will need a Presbyopia correction.
Presbyopia (Lao Hua) is an age-related condition in which a person is unable to focus on near objects. Presbyopia (Lao Hua) is an inevitable natural aging process of the eye and usually begins at around 40 years old and affects everyone, even those who’ve never had vision problems before.
The right age to do a Presbyopia correction is usually around 40 years old and above and when you are diagnosed with Presbyopia. Eye strain, headache and fatigue are common symptoms of presbyopia.
As people age, the lens becomes harder and less elastic, making it more difficult for the eye to focus on close objects. Presbyopia (Lao Hua) occurs when the natural lens in the eye loses its elasticity and ability to change shape as a person gets older.
The loss of elasticity in the lens makes it less able to focus light accurately when looking at near objects.
There are many methods of presbyopia correction with eyeglasses, contact lenses and surgery.
Presbyopia in Singapore and around the world can be corrected with special spectacle lenses called bifocals to help correct the condition and any other existing refractive errors such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) or astigmatism.
Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
People in the early stages of presbyopia in Singapore and everywhere, have difficulty in seeing up close, especially if they’ve never had vision problems before.
Fortunately, bifocal contact lenses are now available in many soft and GP lens designs. Similar to bifocal eyeglasses, bifocal contacts have two prescriptive powers for distance and near vision. Multifocal contact lenses are also available with additional variations in power to correct near, intermediate, and far vision.
Monovision is another contact lens option for presbyopia correction, where one eye wears a near vision lens, and the other eye wears a distance vision lens. Your eyes automatically focus properly depending on the visual situation.
Contact lenses wearers can also use a distance lens in both eyes, and then wear reading glasses for close-up work.
Eyeglasses for Presbyopia
Bifocal eyeglasses have a distance vision prescription at the top of the lens and a near vision prescription at the lower part of the lens.
Progressive eyeglass lenses provide that as well, plus a smooth progression of power between the two for viewing intermediate distances.
If you’ve never worn glasses or contacts and then develop presbyopia, you can use bifocals without prescriptive power in the top of the lens. Reading glasses are an option as well.
Monovision can be accomplished with lasik surgery Singapore
as well as contact lenses.
A number of other surgical methods for presbyopia correction are currently undergoing clinical trials for FDA approval. But no matter which option you choose, presbyopia does progress over time. Therefore, have regular eye examinations to ensure that your prescription is always up to date to provide you with the best vision possible.