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What Is Presbyopia?

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What Is Presbyopia?

What Is Presbyopia?

Keeping vision on-point is QUAY. A common eye condition many people experience as they age is presbyopia. Here is everything you need to know about how it impacts eyes, as well as how it can be addressed with your go-to QUAY specs. 

What Is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is when eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects as a person ages. For most people, this process kicks in around their 40’s and progresses until about age 65. However, some people may experience premature presbyopia before they hit 40.

What Causes Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a normal part of aging. As people grow older, their eyes’ internal lens tends to harden and become more rigid, making harder for their eyes to focus on objects up close and far away. In turn, things like reading a book or looking at something from a distance can become more difficult to see clearly. Although aging is a common cause for presbyopia, certain conditions, medications, eye surgeries and lifestyle choices may increase a person’s risk of developing presbyopia early

 How Does Presbyopia Affect Vision? 

The main symptom of presbyopia is the inability to clearly see things up close. Additional common symptoms may include headaches and eye strain if this vision condition is left untreated.

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How Do You Treat Presbyopia?

If an optometrist diagnoses someone with presbyopia, they may recommend a variety of solutions that include but aren’t limited to reader glasses, prescription glasses, contact lenses and eye surgery. The most common treatments for presbyopia include readers and prescription glasses

  • Readers: If someone doesn’t have an astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness, their doctor may recommend a specific power of over-the-counter reading glasses 

  • Prescription glasses: If someone has other refractive errors, their eye care provider may recommend bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses to improve their vision. With bifocals and trifocals, the lenses have dividing lines for different distance ranges. With progressives, refraction power gradually changes from top-to-bottom for a smoother view. 

Presbyopia, Myopia, and Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

Presbyopia is considered a refractive error in the eye but it differs from myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). Basically, it’s all in the cause. 

  • Myopia: Myopia is when an eye is longer than usual or a cornea is too curved. This can cause light to bend incorrectly and focus on images in front rather than on the retina, making it hard to see things far away. Can people have myopia and presbyopia at the same time? Yes, and they may need progressive lenses in this case

  • Hyperopia: Although hyperopia is similar to presbyopia in that it makes it difficult to see nearby objects, it has a different cause. Hyperopia occurs when an an eye is shorter than usual or the cornea isn’t curved enough, causing light to focus images behind the retina rather than on it. Presbyopia, on the other hand, is caused by the thickness and rigidity of an eye’s internal lens. Hyperopia often develops when people are younger versus presbyopia, which is associated with growing older.  

How to Order Prescription Glasses from QUAYRx

If you have an unexpired prescription from your optometrist, ordering QUAYRx specs is easy. Our standard Rx glasses are $95 flat, which includes the frames and prescription lenses with all the upgrades. Right now, we fill single vision prescriptions from +4 to -6 and astigmatism of +/-4. Single vision lenses have one prescription throughout the lens, so if you require progressive lenses, a QUAYRx Customer Care Associate will reach out to you for more information on how you plan to use your new specs. 

If you’re looking for readers, we have ready-to-go, blue light-filtering readers with a magnification power range from +0.5 to +2.0. 

Accessories are a fun way to personalize any pair of frames, so once you find that fit just right, explore our sleek accessories to make them yours. 

Whether you need glasses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia, shop the QUAYRx collection to amp-up your prescription specs appeal. Choose Afterpay so you can buy what you want today and pay in four equal installments.

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