Vision blurred up close? It might be Presbyopia.
With age, a frustrating vision condition develops that causes blurred vision at near. It's called presbyopia. Unfortunately, presbyopia is a fact of life and is a normal condition that eventually affects everyone. Presbyopia typically occurs in our 40's or 50's and is progressive over time preventing our eyes from focusing near objects as well as they once did. Presbyopia can make daily tasks such as reading a menu or looking at a text message on a cell phone more and more difficult.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), signs of presbyopia include:
-blurred vision at near
-holding reading material at arm's length
-headaches while doing close work
What causes presbyopia?
Our eye’s natural lens stiffens as we age and becomes less elastic and less flexible. The lens can no longer properly bend light to focus objects. To compensate, presbyopes end up moving objects further away at just the right distance to focus. When that is not enough, reading glasses are needed.
What can be done about Presbyopia?
Until recently, there were no options for near vision correction. Now, the Kamra Corneal Inlay offers a safe, FDA-approved procedure for presbyopes between the ages of 40 and 65, and can restore near vision and eliminate the need for reading glasses.
The Kamra Inlay is a tiny, ring-shaped device with an opening in the center allowing focused light to enter the eye. Placed within the layers of the cornea of the non-dominant eye, the result of the inlay is clear near vision without affecting your distance vision. Our very own Dr. Martin Fox is the first surgeon in the New York area to be offering this exciting new procedure.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for Kamra, call us at (212) 257-0007 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fox.