Presbyopia (farsighted)

Symptoms   Causes   Nutrients   Self help tips   Conventional treatment

Presbyopia is derived from Latin, and means "old eyes". Presbyopia is a vision condition that occurs when the crystalline lens of your eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult for you to focus on close objects.

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Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years. It usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-forties.

A combination of vision therapy (daily eye exercises), nutrition, and lifestyle changes can help slow down the progression of presbyopia, and possibly even improve vision.

  • Certain nutrients such as lutein, zeaxanthin, vinpocetine, l-lysine, a number of vitamins & enzymes, may help slow down development of Presbyopia and preserve vision.
  • Home vision therapy can be very helpful.
  • See all vision therapy products.

Some signs of presbyopia include the tendency to hold reading materials at arm's length, blurred vision at normal reading distance and eye fatigue along with headaches when doing close work.

Symptoms

Difficulty seeing details close-up without the use of glasses. May also start experiencing problems seeing between 16 inches and three feet away as presbyopia progresses.

Causes

The causes of presbyopia can vary from person to person, but below are some of the variables that may affect one's near vision:

  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Aging
  • Personality type. There are emotional factors that effect how one's vision develops.
  • Diet and nutrition

Conventional Treatment

Glasses with prescriptions that tend to become stronger every one to two years.

Self Help

Here are some tips on protecting one's general vision:

  • Supplementation with nutrients support the functioning of the eye including antioxidants which are found in high concentrations in the eye.
  • Nutrition, diet & lifestyle protocol - see our recommendations for diet and lifestyle tips for detailed information.
  • Eye exercises can help to bring energy to the eyes and improve circulation, thereby improving drainage of toxins or congestion from the eyes. These are free general eye exercises and acupressure points for overall eye health.
  • Also see our collection of eye exercise videos on youtube.com
  • Computer user? If you are on the computer for many hours, there are additional risks for your vision. Please review our section on computer fatigue syndrome and the research on computer eye strain.
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Symptoms   Causes   Nutrients   Self help tips   Conventional treatment