If you have problems with close-up vision, you may need to squint to see nearby objects. Additionally, many patients with near vision problems experience eyestrain or headaches after reading, writing, working on a computer, or completing other close-up tasks. These symptoms can quickly diminish your quality of life.
Read on to learn about the treatment options for close-up vision issues.
Near Vision Problems
Farsightedness and presbyopia are the two main near vision problems.
- Farsightedness, or hyperopia, occurs when you can clearly see distant objects, but not close-by objects. This common condition can result from either genetic abnormalities in the eye or the aging process.
- Presbyopia is a condition that occurs when the lens of the eye loses elasticity due to aging. This causes farsightedness.
In the past, near vision could be addressed with monovision using treatment methods like LASIK laser surgery, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), or conductive keratoplasty (CK). With this approach, one eye is set for distance and the other is set for near vision. Now, clear lens replacement is available as a superior long-term solution for near-vision correction.
Clear Lens Replacement
In clear lens replacement surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed, much like in cataract surgery. Then, a lens implant is used to replace the natural lens and restore the patient’s vision. Unlike monovision treatments, this method can correct near-vision problems in both eyes.
Today, patients have a choice between multiple lens implants for clear lens replacement, including PanOptix, Crystalens, and Vivity lens implants.
- PanOptix is the best lens implant option available today in the United States. Dr. Mahootchi is the most experienced doctor with PanOptix in Tampa, Florida.
- Crystalens is now available with astigmatism correction, called Trulign. This lens implant moves and focuses at a range of distances like a healthy, natural lens.
- The Vivity lens offers functional near vision, excellent intermediate vision, and monofocal-quality far vision.
To learn more about your treatment options for farsightedness and presbyopia, schedule an appointment at The Eye Clinic of Florida today.