Can eye exercise help to reverse presbyopia?
No exercise can help reverse this normal age-related change to our focus.
I had good vision in my 20’s after LASIK. Why suddenly I can no longer see well at close up in my mid to late 40s?
LASIK can not prevent the onset of presbyopia. If you had good distance vision in both eyes earlier in life, this means you would have difficulties with near vision in the mid to late 40s. But there are solutions for this. You can remove your need for reading glasses with an additional laser procedure or with refractive lens exchange.
Should I have laser vision correction or refractive lens exchange for presbyopia?
Laser vision correction can be an effective solution to combat presbyopia in the early to mid-stages. By employing a special technique called “blended vision,” we can correct one eye for distance and one eye for near. The brain then “blends” the two points of focus to create binocular distance and near vision.
This option is not for everyone. Alternatively, you could consider multifocal refractive lens exchange to achieve binocular distance and near vision.
Can presbyopia result in blindness?
Presbyopia is a normal age-related change to the focus of our eye and does not cause blindness. Other age-related eye diseases could result in blindness if left untreated.