Presbyopia is a refractive error that occurs with age. With each year our natural lens is like a tree in that it gets one more “ring” of tissue around it. Starting around 40-50 years of age our lens has collected enough rings to where it is no longer as flexible as it once was.
This flexibility is what allows our eye to focus on near objects when we are reading or using the computer for example. If you have noticed that print seems to be getting “too small” or your arms are not quite long enough to bring into focus your reading material you have entered presbyopia. There are many options in both glasses and contact lenses to allow for clear distance, intermediate and near vision. Although Drs. Folwarski and Hayes can’t give you the eyes you had as a 20 year old, they strive to allow you the best functionality possible for your vision in your everyday life.