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Common Eye Problems

Information on a range of common eye conditions and problems

Presbyopia

The medical name for age-related long-sightedness is presbyopia. It is not a disease but a normal part of ageing.

What are the symptoms?

  • Difficulty reading small print
  • Needing to squint to see clearly
  • Eyes feeling tired after activities such as reading, writing or working on a computer
  • Experiencing pain or burning in your eyes
  • Headaches

Refractive errors, such as presbyopia, are usually identified during eye examinations. If you’re concerned or have any symptoms then contact your local SPECS network optician.

Treatment

Presbyopia can be corrected by wearing reading glasses or contact lenses. Laser surgery is sometimes used to treat the condition, although it is not suitable for everyone.

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Eyecare Through The Ages

It is important to look after your eyes from birth to old age and at every stage in between. Take a journey through the ages of eyecare for tips on how to best care for your eyes and vision through all life’s stages