Anyone approaching the age of 40 is at risk for developing presbyopia.(4)
Presbyopia eventually affects everyone.(1)
It is common to have presbyopia and another type of refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) at the same time.(4)
Females, mainly due to menopause.
Jobs that require near vision demands.
Diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
Certain drugs are associated with premature presbyopic symptoms, including antidepressants, antihistamines and diuretics.
Proximity to the equator due to higher average annual temperatures and greater exposure to UV rays.
As a person ages, their presbyopia continues to develop until it reaches the 'Absolute Presbyopia' stage. As such, the level of vision correction needed must be constantly adjusted to accommodate these changes.
If you already require vision correction prior to the onset of presbyopia, your current contact lenses or eyeglasses will gradually no longer provide clear vision at all distances.
It is important to visit your eye doctor every 1 to 2 years, or as frequently as your eye care professional recommends, to ensure your prescription is up-to-date.
There is a lot of misinformation about presbyopia. Let’s do some myth busting and get to the truth.
Presbyopia can lead to blindness.
Without treatment, it can lead to much poorer vision, which can be considered a vision-related disability, but not blindness.(10)
of people believe this(10)
Presbyopia is not a disease. It is simply a part of the aging process.
I have perfect 20/20 vision. I won’t get presbyopia.
Unfortunately, presbyopia will affect everyone.(1)
If I'm under 40,
I can't get presbyopia.
That's incorrect. If you're under 40, you can still develop presbyopia.
This is known as 'premature presbyopia'.(6,7)