Presbyopia is, unfortunately, an age-related refractive condition where the patient experiences a loss of focus for objects close by, as the lens inside the eye becomes less flexible with time, and needs reading glasses.
Presbyopia may occur in a person with good distance vision or with any of the other refractive errors (astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia). It is often incorrectly referred to as long- sightedness because some long- sighted patients also only require reading glasses.
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