[Femme Actuelle] Am I presbyopic?

Men wich is presbyopic

Our eye surgeon, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, once again teamed up with the journalist Esther Buitekant to offer you a Femme Actuelle article on presbyia.

How to know you’re presbyopic? Click here and continue reading to discover two key pieces of information!

The link between becoming presbyopic and the lens of the eye

You’re not born presbyopic, you become one: this natural evolution is not an ocular pathology, but the eye aging.

To understand why we become presbyopic, you first need to know that the eye has a mechanism called “accommodation”. The lens of the eye is not as soft as it was, and cannot accommodate anymore, when it normally is what makes you see clearly, depending on the distance.

Presbyopic will:

  • cause a decrease in the eye accommodative power;
  • create a difficulty to see up-close;
  • happen around your forties;
  • know a soft evolution over 10 to 15 years.

We talk about presbyopia in this article on our website, do not hesitate to consult it.

“Everyone becomes presbyopic. It’s physiological”.

Do not worry as “it is not a pathology, only the normal aging of the eye”, reminds Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger in Femme Actuelle.

We invite you, as soon as you detect the first symptoms, to consult with your ophthalmologist. Only an eye professional can evaluate whether or not your presbyopic, and what level your accommodation ability is.

During your appointment, the ophthalmologist will perform a set of exams to assess your acuity. Following the ophthalmologic checkup, you will be given a prescription for visual correction.

To know the first signs of presbyopia and its treatment, we invite you to continue your reading on the Femme Actuelle website by clicking on the link below!

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