Presbyopia (over Forties)
Most people notice that between the ages of 40 and 50 their vision changes rapidly. They find that reading at a normal distance first becomes difficult and later blurry.
As we get older the lens inside of the eye stiffens and loses its flexibility making it harder to focus on things up close.
This is a normal and natural process. Reading glasses are prescribed. Some people choose to buy hobby glasses and find it adequate for their needs. These glasses, however, have the same strength in each eye and if the 2 eyes are different then using these glasses can add added strain to the eyes.
It is essential to have a full eye examination and let your Optometrist advise you the best solution to meet your needs. It is important to have the health of your eyes checked regularly even if you use hobby glasses as many sight threatening conditions have no symptoms.