The effects of this are most acutely felt when we are trying to read, or focus intently on something close up.
Presbyopia is usually caused by the lens becoming larger and harder and results in the eye becoming less able to focus.
The effects of this are normally felt when we are trying to read, or focus intently on something close up.
The most common treatment for presbyopia is to use of reading glasses, but there are other alternatives.
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Cataract surgery with multifocal implants can also help to correct presbyopia.
If you have previously had successful cataract surgery and can see much better, but are dissatisfied because you do not wish to be reliant on spectacle wear for some or all activities, you may be suitable for a new type of implant which restores clear vision for near and distance without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
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The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.