What is presbyopia?


Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eyes ability to focus on nearby objects and is a natural consequence of aging. Presbyopia is usually starts from the age of 40 and continues to worsen until about the age of 65.

Presbyopia can be seen when reading books and newspapers up close. Presbyopia can be diagnosed with a standard ophthalmological examination and, by principle, vision can be restored with glasses or contact lenses or with an eye surgery.




Presbyopia progresses gradually. After the age of 40 patients notice the following first symptoms:





The eye has two parts that focus the images:



The lens of the eye, unlike the cornea, is flexible and can change shape with the help of a circular muscle that surrounds it. When we look something in distance, the circular muscle relaxes, while when we look something in close range, this muscle contracts, allowing the relatively elastic lens to bend and change its focus. This whole process is called accommodation.
Presbyopia is caused when the crystalline lens of the eye becomes harder and stiffer, which occurs with the natural aging process. As the lens becomes less flexible, it can no longer change shape in order to focus at close range, resulting in blurred vision.


Risk factors


There are number of factors that can increase your chances of developing presbyopia, such as:





Presbyopia is diagnosed with standard ophthalmological examination, which includes a refractive examination and a general eye examination.

Refractive examination determines whether there are vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia.

Also, your ophthalmologist will probably put eye drops to dilate the pupils of your eyes (mydriasis) and make a complete and detailed examination of them. This dilation allows your ophthalmologist to have a wider field of vision inside your eyes and examine your retina.




The goal of treating presbyopia is to compensate for the inability of the eyes to focus on nearby objects.


Ways to deal with presbyopia include:



Why Emmetropia


At Emmetropia Eye Clinic, we are investing in new technology to ensure that all measurements, examinations, and finally treatments are performed accurately. Our medical staff will inform you and advise you in detail on the best possible solution. In our clinic there is a special section for glasses and contact lenses to meet your needs for far and near vision.

Emmetropia has state-of-the-art technology for performing modern refractive surgery, as well as premium monofocal and multifocal intraocular implants for the best possible results for your vision in your everyday activities.