Presbyopia is often mistaken for hyperopia, or farsightedness, as moving an object further away can bring it into focus when you have this condition. However, this problem is very different and is unrelated to the shape of the eyeball. Those who have this condition can have a difficult time participating in daily activities. Thankfully, at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we can provide effective testing options and a selection of lenses to help you address your vision.

What Are the Symptoms of Presbyopia?

If you are suffering from presbyopia, you may find that moving objects like a book or tablet you are reading farther away from your eyes makes them easier to read and brings them more into focus. This can be a nuisance, and things may still be difficult to read because even though the text is in focus, it look farther away. Along with this, you may also experience the following symptoms:

What Could Have Caused My Presbyopia?

Quite simply, presbyopia is most commonly related to aging. As we get older, focusing on things that are near us becomes more difficult.

Presbyopia is not related to the shape of the eyeball as with hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism. It is a result of a biological process in which your lens becomes harder and less flexible as you age.

Woman wearing glasses with a frustrated look on her face

How Can We Treat Presbyopia?

After a full comprehensive eye exam with multiple vision tests to determine your visual acuity, Dr. Gordon can write a prescription for corrective lenses for presbyopia. In most cases, this will mean progressive lenses, which have a different prescription depending upon where in the lens you are looking, to account for the changes in focus caused by your condition.

In the past, the best option for addressing this issue was bifocals, which were actually two different lenses melded together with a line in the middle. By contrast, progressive lenses are seamless and look like ordinary glasses. If you don’t like the progressive lenses, we can also provide you with two different pairs of glasses, one for distance and one for reading. Multifocal contact lenses are also available.


How Can Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics Help Me?

Our licensed optometrist, Dr. Gordon, has over 30 years of experience and has prescribed thousands of corrective lenses for presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, and other eye conditions. He is also trained as an optician and can assemble your glasses with a custom fit. Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics is your perfect one-stop shop for all your eye care needs in the Westchester area.

Contact Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for Presbyopia Treatment in Katonah, NY

Stop struggling to read menus, e-readers, and directions on your smartphone. Come see us now at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for the right prescription for your presbyopia. To get started, simply call (914) 232-5770 or submit the form below today. We look forward to hearing from you.