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Article Details Options Available For Treating Presbyopia

In “Patient Money,” theĀ New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/2, B5, Andrews) discusses presbyopia, a condition that occurs when the “lens of the eye becomes harder and less elastic,” resulting in “a gradual worsening of the ability to focus on objects up close” for those over 40. Having presbyopia is “‘like having a camera with no multifocal option,’ said Dr. Rachel J. Bishop, chief of the consult services section of the National Eye Institute.” The article explains various options for correcting the condition, including reading glasses, bifocal or multi-focal contact lenses, and progressive bifocals. TheĀ New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/1, Parker-Pope) “Well” blog also covered the story.