Are you between 40 and 50?
After 40 years of age, most people find it increasingly difficult to read or see clearly at close range when wearing distance corrective lenses. This condition, known as presbyopia, is a normal part of aging, affecting all of us, whether nearsighted or farsighted. It develops as the lens of the eye becomes less flexible and loses its ability to focus on near objects, resulting in increasing dependence on corrective lenses.
A farsighted patient most often has great vision without corrective lenses for both distance and near until early 40’s when they start noticing fatigue and difficulty seeing up close (e.g. cell phone, menus, computer).
A nearsighted patient has needed corrective lenses for most of their life to see at distance. When the nearsighted patient experiences presbyopia, they will notice that they can see better up close when they remove their corrective lenses.