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Reading Vision

What is reading vision, also known as disfunctional lens syndrome?

Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45 and causes more difficulty seeing up close. In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus adequately. Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. To compensate, affected individuals usually find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties.