Why Is My Reading Vision Failing?

Cavanaugh Eye Center has helped thousands of patients in Kansas City and surrounding areas regain their visual freedom from glasses and contacts.

Presbyopia: The “Over 40” Problem

The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil. Its function is to focus light through the pupil and back to the retina so that we can see. The inherent power of the human lens largely determines the prescription of one’s eye and is partially responsible for making a patient myopic (nearsighted) or hyperopic (farsighted). In addition, the human lens can accommodate or flex to change its shape in order to focus at near and distant objects. Presbyopia describes the condition in which the human lens stiffens over time, causing near-vision difficulties for people over 40 years old.

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Can I Lose My Reading Glasses for Good?

At Cavanaugh Eye Center, your doctors will do a full evaluation to determine the best treatment option available to you for presbyopia and your vision difficulties. At this evaluation, the doctors will check the progress of your presbyopia and/or cataract formation. These factors and the presence of any other eye conditions will determine the best treatment plan.

Presbyopia Treatments and Solutions

Cavanaugh Eye Center offers several solutions for presbyopia and other vision problems. Depending on your unique eyes, Drs. Cavanaugh or Jaynes may recommend LASIK, cataract surgery, or refractive lens exchange (RLE).