An age-related condition - when switching focus between distant and up-close objects becomes difficult.

As children, our ability to switch focus freely and with perfect clarity between distant and up-close objects was imperceptible. But as we age, that ability diminishes and the switch in focus becomes more noticeable and more difficult.

The reason for this comes down to our natural lens' loss of elasticity; resulting in the need to wear different glasses for different focal lengths – near and far. Those that can currently see well at a distance will require glasses to assist close-up focus and vice-versa. This is called Presbyopia, a condition that becomes common once we reach our late 40s.


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Most people with presbyopia are suitable for LASIK blended vision, so make an appointment for your free laser assessment today.

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This condition is commonly corrected with bifocals or glasses that feature two focal lengths or by Lasik Blended Vision (monovision) wherein one eye is corrected for close-up vision and the other for distance, removing the need for glassesaltogether. Find out more about Lasik Blended Vision here.

See also Long Sightedness and Short Sightedness.

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