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After 40 years of age, most people find it increasingly difficult to read or see clearly at close range. This condition known as presbyopia is a normal part of aging, affecting all of us. It develops as the lens of the eye becomes less flexible and loses its ability to focus on near objects, resulting in vision loss. Presbyopia should not be confused with hyperopia or farsightedness, which relates to the eyeball being too short, a feature that is present from birth. Patients who are farsighted may have never needed glasses in their life until they reached their early 40’s at which time they need reading glasses.

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