What is PRESBYOPIA? (and How to Deal with It)



Learn about presbyopia and strategies to see things easier up close. Ever noticed how people need bifocal glasses or reading glasses as they get older? That is …

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  1. I have a question… I had Lasik eight years ago to correct for distance in both eyes. Now, eight years later my right eye can still see 20/20 but my left eye is having problems seeing distance again, it’s 20/30 now. I have the option to get laser again in my left eye for distance, but my eye doctor said it might be better to just leave it alone, due to the possibility that I could develop presbyopia down the line. I can’t make up my mind..:it really bothers me, especially driving at night. I can’t even see speed limit signs out of my left eye when driving at night. I’m 36 right now…what if I don’t develop presbyopia for like ten plus years? I would hate to be stuck like this until then or be required to wear glasses or a contact in one eye. I’m leaning towards getting lasik again. But yeah I think I need to do more research.

  2. Sir , I am from India and i am teenager and I studied in grade 10 …now I am studying..😀 I understand presbyopia..🔥👍sir but which lens is on upper spectacle and lower onces.

  3. At 49 i still can see clearly up close BUT, when i put on my myophia lenses i cannot anymore focus close up. When i was younger i could see close up things even whit myophia lenses on. The only solution i found, is to lower the power of my lenses: i cannot see very clear far in the distance, but i can see my phone, computer screen, and medium distance objects.

  4. I’ve seen many people over 50 that still don’t wear glasses for anything. What did they do right? I started at 41 with just +1.00, now I’m 52 and need +2.50. Guess I’ll be using coke bottles by the time I’m 60.

  5. It was shocking to me when I got this diagnosis. All my life had a perfect vision doesn't matter the distance. Suddenly, came my optometrist to tell me "buddy, you are getting older and this is normal". Broke my heart 🙁

    After this, I became slave to glasses to read things close. Thanks for the nice video! 😀

  6. Multi focal Intraocular lenses also can cure presbyopia. In Europe people can have this lens replacement surgery done for presbyopia. In the US it’s usually for cataracts or like me for NA glaucoma. I was wearing progressives but now I can see all distances clearly. Only downside is halos on car lights at night. It’s costly but I will have clear vision that shouldn’t change as I age 48 at time if lens replacement. I won’t need cataract surgery later either.

  7. LOVED this video! Thank you for discussing the biomechanics of presbyopia. That's actually the exact question I had on my mind. In terms of treatment: that's so curious that the lens should continue to thicken and grow new layers without also shedding. I've read that lens replacement is technically "off label" for treatment. Where are we at with that in terms of pros and cons?

  8. 20/50 RIGHT EYE, AND 20/30 LEFT EYE, AND HE GAVE ME A BLACK TO COVER ONE EYE WITH IT , IT HAS LITTLE HOLES IN IT, I CAN SEE CLEARLY WITH IT, AND HE TOOK IT AWAY FROM ME, AND NOW I CAN NOT SEE CLEARLY, HE DID THIS IN his office, 🙏👩😷👏👋💒🤗😇👍🙌👌

  9. Great video! I am looking forward for these new drops from Norvartis called UNR844 said to reverse presbyopia (the sooner the patient start using it, the better the result). It would be great if you could have a video about these drops (apparently there are a few of them about to be released on the next couple of years). Thanks for sharing your great knowledge!

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