EP. 02 : "Will age-related farsightedness (presbyopia) reverse nearsightedness or myopia?"
Updated: Jul 21, 2021
#See2020 EP. 02 : "Will age-related farsightedness (presbyopia) reverse nearsightedness or myopia?"
“The answer is no. You can have both myopia and presbyopia at the same time.
Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eyes' ability to focus on nearby objects. It is a natural process of aging. The main cause of presbyopia is the weakening of eye muscles and the diminishing flexibility of the eye lens due to aging. As a result, the eye loses its power of accommodation and one loses the ability to see nearby objects.
Think of it this way:
Presbyopia = cannot see nearby objects clearly.
Myopia = objects farther away are blurry; closer objects are clearer.
In summary, presbyopia does not offset myopia.
But it is not all bad news!
Monovision FemtoLASIK or ReLEx surgery can permanently treat those with both myopia and presbyopia. If you have presbyopia only, Near Vision FemtoLASIK is an option to improve your near vision.