“Where did I leave my glasses again?” … “They’re on the top of your head, Dad!”

“You look funny wearing glasses over your glasses to read, Mum”

“I break and lose glasses faster than I can buy them”

“These varifocal glasses make me seasick”

If this is you, then you have presbyopia.

Presbyopia explained in 30 seconds

"Everything from start to finish has been perfect. I couldn't have hoped for better results or friendlier staff. I wish I had done it years ago!"

Presbyopia Affects Different Eyes in Different Ways

If you never wore glasses (emmetropia), it is frustrating to have to wear glasses for the first time to see nearby and read.

If you are hyperopic (farsighted), you need reading glasses when you are younger and later you need glasses to see in the distance (driving) and to see near objects (reading).

If you are myopic (short-sighted), you find that with contact lenses you can’t read and need reading glasses in addition to the lenses. And you can’t read with your glasses on so you take them off to read.

The lens inside your eyes is getting older and is no longer able to adjust from distance to near focus for reading, putting on makeup, seeing a phone or putting a screwdriver into a screw especially when the light is poor. This usually starts in your mid to late 40’s and you will start wearing glasses for the first time or you may need reading glasses over your contact lenses to read and do everything nearby.

It doesn’t matter if you have emmetropia (perfect vision naturally or from LASIK or other laser eye surgery), hyperopia (also known as hypermetropia or being farsighted) or myopia (short-sighted), you’ll need vision correction for your presbyopia. Glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery give you a temporary cure for eye focus errors when you’re young. But when presbyopia lens changes develop your frustration will slowly increase. Lens replacement or lens exchange surgery is the only vision correction treatment which permanently stops your lens from ageing. Presbyopia happens to everyone unfortunately and people say it makes them feel old.

Lens and laser eye surgery in the Birmingham eye clinic by Mark Wevill, an ophthalmologist who has 20 years of vision correction surgery experience can turn back the clock and rejuvenate your vision. He’s an eye surgeon who has done thousands of laser blended vision, LASIK monovision and multifocal intraocular lenses procedures and many people from Birmingham and the West Midlands are now able to drive a car and read a book without glasses again. Read more about the treatment options.

Do you suffer from Presbyopia?

The best vision correction procedure is different for each of us and so are the prices. When you come for a consultation with the eye doctor in Birmingham we’ll advise you about the cost and find an affordable way to enjoy getting those reading glasses off your head.

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