Presbyopia (Age-Related Vision Loss) in Bloomington, IN

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About Presbyopia

Presbyopia reduces the ability to focus on items closer than arm's distance. A natural part of the aging process, it develops as the lenses in our eyes lose elasticity over time. Nearly everyone, even individuals who have enjoyed clear vision their entire lives, can begin to notice that they need to hold labels or other objects farther away to read them clearly. They may also start to experience migraines or eye strain from tasks that never bothered them before. Our team can provide a range of options to improve your vision if you have developed age-related presbyopia. Plan a visit to The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, and we can help you identify the best solution for your needs.

How Is Presbyopia Treated?

Using specially designed vision tests, we can determine the most effective course of action for your particular degree of presbyopia. Most patients correct age-related vision impairment with corrective eyeglasses or contacts made with either bifocal or progressive lenses. Bifocals are built with two sections of the lens — one that makes it easier to see things close up and one that makes it easier to see things far away. Progressive lenses function similarly, but they are designed with a gradient rather than a distinct line between sections of the lens. There are also some surgical treatments that can potentially be effective in diminishing presbyopia, including laser surgery. Our team is happy to navigate you toward your ideal form of vision management and evaluate whether you could be eligible for particular surgical procedures.


Blurriness in near vision, especially in men and women past the age of 40, is extremely common and fully manageable with prescription glasses or contacts. At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, our amazing team of eye care professionals can help you get rid of the frustrations of declining near vision. Call us today at our Bloomington, IN practice for your comprehensive eye exam.

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