Presbyopia

Presbyopia often occurs between the ages of 40 and 50: small sized text becomes increasingly dfficult to read. Thanks to modern medical technology, this vision disorder can be treated and will free you from reading glasses.
 
 

 

What Are the Symptoms of Presbyopia?

Near objects, such as text, cell phone screens but also computer screens appear increasingly blurred with age. This is usually compensated by holding the reading material or object in question further away and by using additional lighting. With the progression of presbyopia the problem increases and it eventually becomes impossible to compensate. If you have been suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness in your younger years, presbyopia will still occur.    

How Does Presbyopia Develop?

Presbyopia is the natural aging process and is therefore not a disease. The flexibility of the natural lens gradually decreases from birth. While we are still young, the lenses in our eyes are still extremely flexible. When focusing in the distance, the lens flattens, whereas it curves to focus up close. This adaptability of the lens is called accommodation. It allows us to easily fixate on both close and distant objects, and depict a sharp image on the retina.


Young People without Presbyopia


With Age, the Lens Loses its Elasticity

With age the lens loses its elasticity by a gradual hardening process and becomes increasingly stiff. This makes the lens loose its ability to adjust for a sharp vision on close objects. In this context we speak of a loss of accommodation in the lens. With the loss of accommodation the lens is no longer capable of sharply depicting images on the center of the retina. The focal point is relocated behind the retina, so that it results in a blurred close up vision.


50+ with Presbyopia

Which Treatment of Presbyopia Is Best Suitable for Me?

Presbyopia can not be stopped by medicine or eye training. Thanks to modern medical technology we can offer you different ways to treat presbyopia to start a life without glasses. In a first examination and consultation we will inform you which method is best suitable for your eyes. For example the implantation of multifocal lenses which will correct presbyopia and the same time also other eye disorders like nearsightedness, if necessary.

Laser Eye Procedure to Treat Presbyopia

also in combination with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

ProcedureNearsightednessFarsightednessAstigmatism
Multifocal lens *yesyesup to 12 D
* Patients older than 40-45 years | ** toric multifocal lens

After a Refractive Lens Exchange with the Multifocal lens, you will never suffer from Cataract.

“Life without glasses is wonderful”

02_Alterssichtigkeit_Sievers_01_0 Testimonials from patients with presbyopia

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