Did you know as we age, it gets harder to read up close? It’s a medical term called 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐛𝐲𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐚. And can start as early as age 40!
Presbyopia comes from the Greek world which means “old eye” actually 😔
One of the neat advances in cataract surgery has been the ability to reduce your prescription at the time of surgery. We now have the ability to implant a version of a trifocal into your eye so that you can see well at distance (think driving, watching TV etc), intermediate (computer work, cooking), and near (think reading a book or phone).
Over the last year I started implanting the PanOptix lens which is the only FDA approved trifocal intraocular lens in the US. I’ve had patients who have had to wear glasses their whole life and now they can be glasses free! Although more “fun” things come with age, in Ophthalomology we now have the ability to give sight that patients may not have had even when they were younger.
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