presbyopia

overview

If reading the fine print on labels and books is becoming a challenge, you may have presbyopia. Presbyopia is a common condition that causes the gradual loss of ability to focus up close. It often begins after age 40 and grows worse until about age 65, when the progression seems to level off.

symptoms

Your doctor will recommend options to help you see clearly again. These may include:

  • Reading glasses (including bifocals and trifocals) or contact lenses
  • Laser (refractive) surgery to change the shape of your cornea, including CK (conductive keratoplasty), LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) 
  • Surgery that replaces your lens with an artificial lens implant

why Aurora?

At Aurora, we strive to offer convenient, compassionate care.

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away. 
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.

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