Eyes over the age of 40: see well despite age-related long-sightedness
Do you feel on top form and anything but old? Yet your eyes do not perform as well as you would like them to? This is nothing to worry about: at around the age of 40, vision deteriorates for everyone. This is due to our eye lenses, which become increasingly inelastic with age. From around the age of 60 the elasticity is almost totally gone. The lenses remain virtually rigid – regardless of whether we are looking into the distance or close up.
Age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia): a natural process
Our eyes are perfectly equipped. If we look out of the window, within fractions of a second our eye lenses become flat like a pane; if we read a newspaper, they become more like a football. However, as we age the round form in particular causes difficulties. The result is the familiar issue of presbyopia. We can still see the waiter well but we need our arms to create some distance when reading the menu.
What works better: reading glasses or progressive glasses?
This problem can be solved, for example for reading menus more easily, with reading glasses. et what if the eyes are not only long-sighted, but also short-sighted? Then progressive glasses are the preferred choice. Progressive glasses support you in three fields of vision and have a crucial advantage: not only can you read with them but at the same time you also have clear vision in any daily situation, regardless of the distance involved. Furthermore, so that you can remain active right up to a very old age, optovision has progressive lenses for sunglasses, sport glasses and driver's glasses. Just ask your optician, who will be pleased to advise you.