Presbyopia

Learn More About Presbyopia Treatments at Aurora

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia, similar in effect to farsightedness, is a condition that causes gradual loss of the ability to focus nearby. It’s a common condition that often begins after age 40 and progresses until about age 65, when it seems to level off.

How is Presbyopia Treated?

There are a number of treatment options for presbyopia, ranging from over-the-counter, nonprescription eye glasses that you can purchase at many pharmacies, groceries and specialty stores to lens implants and refractive surgery.

Your ophthalmologist at Aurora Health Care will prescribe your treatment based upon a number of factors, including your age and health, and the severity of your presbyopia. Some treatment options available at Aurora are:

  • Corrective lenses, including reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals and contact lenses
  • Refractive surgery to change the shape of your cornea, including conductive keratoplasty (CK), laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (Lasik), laser epithelial keratomileusis (Lasek) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  • Lens implants to replace your lens with an artificial lens implant that will allow you to see both far and near

If you have presbyopia and would like to be treated, call an Aurora ophthalmologist today to set up an appointment for an eye exam and consultation.

Why Choose Aurora Health Care For Your Eye Care Needs?

When it comes to caring for your eyes and vision, you want the best. And at Aurora, our ophthalmologists in Wisconsin and northern Illinois are dedicated to providing the best, most advanced eye care and treatments available today.

Because Aurora eye care experts work within the entire Aurora Health Care system, they can offer you so much more than simple vision care. At Aurora, you’ll get:

  • Expert care at any hour of the day – At Aurora, we have board-certified ophthalmologists on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for you if you have an eye emergency – even if it’s at 3 a.m.
  • Care focused on you – Every one of our ophthalmologists believes that involving patients in the decisions that affect them, making them a part of their health care team, and making sure they understand their condition and treatment options is the best way to deliver outstanding care. At Aurora, you can expect us to focus on you, delivering the best possible care for you.
  • Immediate access to referrals – Aurora Health Care offers hundreds of specialists under one roof, as part of one integrated health care team. Some eye conditions are signs of other conditions, such as diabetes, vascular disease and neurological issues. If your ophthalmologist sees evidence of other disease during your eye exam, he or she can make a referral to another specialist and get you an appointment right away.
  • Convenient care in multiple locations – Aurora has eye care specialists in a variety of locations across eastern Wisconsin. We have clinics, hospitals and surgery centers that offer the entire spectrum of eye care.
  • Care for infants through senior citizens – At Aurora, we have eye care ophthalmologists who specialize in eye care for both adults and children. Our pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat eye conditions in children.
  • Innovation – You can expect innovative treatments using the latest advancements in technology, including:

How Do I Schedule a Consultation With an Ophthalmologist?

To schedule a consultation or appointment with an ophthalmologist at Aurora, call one of our ophthalmology offices directly. View the list of Aurora ophthalmologists.