If you have trouble reading up close, you may have presbyopia.
Other Presbyopia symptoms include:
- Holding books and magazines farther away
- Headaches or tired eyes with close work or reading
- Slow focusing from near objects to distant objects, a clock on the wall takes time to come into focus after reading
Presbyopia is the loss of the eye’s ability to focus on near objects because of age-related thickening and hardening within the natural lens. Typically, an individual with normal distance vision, without the need for eyeglasses, will begin to experience presbyopia by their mid-40s. It is a myth that eye exercises can overcome presbyopia.