Long-sightedness generally means difficulties focusing on near objects. Children who are long sighted often have trouble seeing up close first and may experience feelings of eye strain or headaches when reading. Later in life, around 40 years old. Losing this focusing ability for near vision, called presbyopia, occurs because the lens inside the eye becomes less flexible. This flexibility allows the eye to change focus from objects that are far away to objects that are close. People with presbyopia have several options to regain clear near vision.
- Eyeglasses, including single vision reading glasses and multifocal lenses
- Contact lenses, including monovision and bifocal lenses
- Laser surgery and other refractive surgery procedures