Why can’t I see up close anymore?

Woman reading with eyestrain

Not being able to see well up close is a condition called presbyopia. As we age, the lens of the eye that helps to focus light loses its ability to change shape quickly. This happens over time and gets worse as we get older.  

Most people start to experience problems with seeing up close around age 40.  This is when we start trying out reading glasses and bifocals and quickly notice how much easier it makes it to read and use a computer or mobile phone.  There are many solutions for presbyopia with glasses and contact lenses.  

Make an appointment with Dr. Vital in the Houston (Gramercy) or Sugar Land offices to start seeing better right away.