Old Age Far-sightedness (Presbyopia)

PresbyopiaA special form of farsightedness is called “old age far-sightedness” or Presbyopia. It very frequently occurs in people older than 40 as a symptom of normal aging. The cause of this type of far-sightedness is the reduced elasticity of the eye lens producing ciliary muscle stiffness. This stiffness, together with the inelastic lens, doesn’t allow the ciliary muscle to change its shape as much as is needed in order to focus on nearby objects.

During the initial stages of old age farsightedness (diopters to +1.00) vision at a distance is still good, but with time and as the old age farsightedness increases, the eyeball shrinks and people do not see as sharp an image. The person afflicted with this condition is prescribed glasses with multifocal lenses (bifocals or progressive lenses) which use the upper part with a lower refractive error for distance viewing, while the lower part has a higher refractive error for viewing in close proximity.

In addition to using eye exercises, one can fight against old age far-sightedness by using a proper diet and consuming the right balance of vitamins.

This program will get you familiar with the exercises that will help you not only to improve your vision, but also to prevent any potential damage to eyesight that come with natural aging.