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Presbyopia in San Antonio, TX

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What Is Presbyopia?

As an individual approaches the age of 40, their near vision typically begins to decline. This change in vision is known as presbyopia, and it limits the ability to focus on objects that are near the eyes. It is a normal, very routine part of the aging process. It develops because, as we age, certain parts of our eyes basically begin to lose flexibility. Almost everyone, even individuals who have had clear vision their entire lives, could begin to notice that they have to hold medicine bottles or other objects away from their eyes to read them. Some may also start to get headaches or eye fatigue from activities that never bothered them previously. At her San Antonio, TX practice, leading optometrist Dr. Victoria Perez can talk to you about effective options to improve your vision if you have developed age-associated blurred vision. If you suspect that you are experiencing presbyopia, come in for a comprehensive eye exam at Texas State Optical Bandera so we can help bring back optimal vision.

How Is Presbyopia Treated?

The majority of people control their presbyopia with corrective eyeglasses with certain types of lenses. Of these special lenses, bifocal and progressive lenses are the most frequently chosen. Progressive lenses act just like multifocal lenses but look exactly like general lenses, as they don't have obvious lines. Progressive lenses can correct vision at multiple distances. Bifocal lenses most often have a line close to the bottom half that begins the area used for up-close vision. Both of these lenses can also be wise treatments if you have further refractive errors along with presbyopia. Some people with presbyopia like to just use reading glasses (often known as readers) and remove them when they aren't needed for up-close tasks.

Multifocal contacts can also be used to bring back sharp vision, and monovision contacts are a terrific option for patients who have developed both presbyopia and myopia. Plus, there are a few surgical procedures that can potentially be effective in reducing the effects of presbyopia. Dr. Perez will be able to steer you toward the best possible form of treatment and determine whether you might be a candidate for particular surgical treatments.

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I’ve been a customer of the Texas State Optical at Bandera road for many years. Everyone in their staff from the receptionist, Shantel, Dr. Perez, and Ruben are very friendly and professional. Their customer service is outstanding and all procedures are explained in detail.

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Fight Age-Related Vision Loss

Problems with close-up vision, especially in people past 40 years old, are almost always presbyopia. Presbyopia is a normal, age-related refractive error. It is extremely common and manageable with prescription lenses. At Texas State Optical Bandera, our amazing team of optometrists can help you say goodbye to the challenges of reduced near vision. Call us today at our San Antonio, TX practice for your comprehensive eye exam.


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