What Is Presbyopia And How Common Is It?

Question: What is presbyopia and how common is it?

Answer: Presbyopia, which is another eye error, is actually 100% common. What I mean by that is that we're all going to be what's termed presbyopic. It simply refers to the fact that once we get into our 40's or 50's we start losing the ability to focus up close on things. And that's because of the lens of our eye which can change shape throughout most of our life, is no longer able to change shape to a large enough extent to overcome the blurriness that we might see up close.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 8418414. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 8418414. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 8418414. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 8418414.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: In this stock image, a lumberjack is pictured.
Joze Pojbic/Getty Images
PHOTO: The tires of a Studebaker, missing since 1971, are visible in Brule Creek near Elk Point, S.D. in this undated file photo.
South Dakota Attorney General?s Office/AP Photo
PHOTO: Left, an undated file photo provided by the Spokane County Sheriff shows Bombing Kevin William Harpham; right, in this undated photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff, Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., appears in a booking photo.
Spokane County Sheriff/AP Photo| Johnson County Sheriff via Getty Images