Common Eye Problems
Information on a range of common eye conditions and problems
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
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.
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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