Over 40 Eye Care at Grossnickle Eye Center
As people reach their mid to late 40s, a condition
called presbyopia can set in.
Presbyopia is the inability to focus on objects near the
eye. One usually notices that it is harder to read or use
the computer. Wearing bifocals or reading glasses is a way
to remedy this condition.
Presbyopia is a natural consequence of the aging process.
There is no cure, though researchers are constantly looking
for one. Even if a person has never had vision problems
before, he or she can still develop presbyopia.
While symptoms can present suddenly, presbyopia usually
occurs over a long period of time. Symptoms include having
to hold things at arm’s length to see them clearly, eye
strain, fatigue and headaches from near work.
One of the first
areas of your life where presbyopia becomes prominent is in
your ability to read. There are a variety of styles
available, with sleek designs that allow you to carry them
For many presbyopes,
bifocal lenses are a necessity. But it can be difficult to
adjust to the harsh line that is found in bifocal lenses.
Fortunately, there are no-line lenses, which are also called
progressive lenses. No more lines! Just a gradual change in
focusing power which allows you to comfortably focus on any
distance. Just as in wearing bifocals, distant objects are
viewed through the top portion of the lenses, and near
objects are viewed through the bottom portion of the lenses.
If you need bifocals
but cannot stand wearing glasses, you may need bifocal
contact lenses. Now you can have all of the benefits of
bifocal lenses in the convenience of contact lenses. Talk
with your doctor about bifocal contacts today.
Crystalens™ is an accommodating implantable
lens that allows patients to focus automatically and
seamlessly at all distances. It can be an attractive option
for patients with cataracts, as well as presbyopia,
farsightedness and nearsightedness.
like the eye’s natural lens, moving backward and forward in
response to relaxation and contraction of the ciliary
muscle. This allows for seamless focusing up close, far away
and at all distances in between, giving patients their best
possible vision, and in many cases eliminating the need for
glasses and contacts for everyday tasks.
ReSTOR® lens uses an advanced, proprietary technology
called apodization to provide patients with a full range of
vision free of eyeglasses. It is an option for those with
cataracts, nearsightedness or presbyopia.
structure consists of a series of concentric steps formed in
a circular pattern. A gradual decrease in step heights
creates a smooth transition of light between the distant,
intermediate and near focal points. This design improves
image quality while minimizing visual disturbances.
For some of our
emerging presybopes we offer another option to glasses,
monovision. This is a method of fitting your dominant eye
for distance vision and your non-dominant eye for near
vision. Contacts are available in disposable, extended wear,
and even daily disposable lenses to fit your lifestyle. Most
patients require 2-4 weeks to make the adjustment from
binocular vision to monovision.