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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

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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.