The inevitable loss of near vision

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the inevitable age-related loss of near vision, stemming from a gradual loss in the eye’s ability to accommodate creating blurry near vision.

With age, our lens becomes hardened. The ciliary muscle becomes less effective at manipulating the lens and insufficient accommodation occurs. As a result, it manifests as an inability to bring near objects into focus and creates a blurry image.

The inevitable loss of near vision.

  • Adults lose on average 1.5 lines of near vision per 6 years
  • Impacts 128M1 people in the US
  • 4M new presbyopes every year
  1. Global Prevalence of Presbyopia and Vision Impairment from Uncorrected Presbyopia, Fricke, Timothy, et al,
    American Academy of Ophthalmology, vol 125, number 10, Oct 2018.

What is Presbyopia