Presbyopia Treatment from Our Texas City Eye Doctor
At Texas City Eye Consultants, our eye doctor provides diagnosis and treatment for any number of eye and vision conditions. One of the more common vision conditions we see and treat in our office is that of presbyopia, which is often also referred to as farsightedness. Specifically, presbyopia tends to be an age-related eye condition that prevents the eyes from being able to properly focus on objects close to them.
Causes and Symptoms of Farsightedness
The exact cause of farsightedness is not well understood, though some unique risk factors have been identified as making a person more likely to develop this eye condition. Old age is the single most common risk factor for farsightedness, with most instances occurring after the age of 65. It is not unheard of, however, for farsightedness to be diagnosed at an earlier age, such as a person's mid-40s.
The signs and symptoms of farsightedness can vary depending on the severity of the condition. However, anybody who is affected by this condition will have difficulty seeing or reading just about anything in a standard-size print if it is at an arm's length away or closer. Other common symptoms of farsightedness may include:
- blurry vision while reading
- headaches due to eye strain
- difficulty focusing
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if you're over the age of 45, it is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor.
Farsightedness Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Diagnosis of farsightedness usually involves no more than a comprehensive eye and vision exam, including standard visual acuity testing. However, most people who have farsightedness generally have a strong inclination of the problem before receiving an official diagnosis.
While there is no way of curing farsightedness, patients should be relieved to learn that this condition is very treatable and manageable. In most cases, corrective lenses (such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses) are all that is needed to improve one's vision and relieve any other symptoms (such as eye strain or headaches) associated with the condition. In more serious cases of farsightedness, surgery may also be recommended as a treatment option. This is most common among those who wish to improve their vision quality without the need for daily corrective lenses.
Request an Appointment with Our Texas City Optometry Team
Presbyopia (farsightedness) is a very common eye condition that is extremely treatable with the right care from our Texas City optometry team. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with Texas City Eye Consultants or find out more about our diagnosis and treatment options for presbyopia, we invite you to give our office a call at (409) 945-5511 today!