PRESBYOPIA AND TIRED SIGHT: IS IT EXACTLY THE SAME?

 

Both terms are synonyms; although ” tired view ” is more colloquial and ” presbyopia ” more technical. Frequently, the “tired sight” is confused with “visual fatigue” . Visual fatigue is a consequence of having made an excessive accommodating effort associated with either an activity involving near vision, such as reading in poor light or spending much time working with the computer, or an activity that requires constant changes of focus near-far, like driving.

Visual fatigue, in addition to visual difficulties, causes discomfort in the eyes: tearing, itching, redness, gritty sensation, etc. Thus, while visual fatigue disappears when the eyes relax and allow time for the activity that has fatigued them, the tired eye is chronic . Once presbyopia is manifested, episodes of visual fatigue are more frequent.

IS PRESBYOPIA REVERSIBLE?

Presbyopia continues throughout our life in a natural way. It is a process associated with aging of the eye and loss of elasticity of the lens. Presbyopia is not a reversible process. Currently there are surgical options that compensate for presbyopia: intracorneal lenses, intraocular lenses ..