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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the medical term for the process of reduced eye lens elasticity. After age 40 you may find that your eyes are unable to focus on near objects such as menus and medicine bottles. This condition starts slowly; your eye muscles will continue to lose the ability to flex the lens enough to accommodate for near vision.

In addition to reading difficulty, especially in low lighting, you may also experience:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Blurry up-close vision

Treatment Options for Presbyopia

Reading glasses are one way to combat the onset of presbyopia. However, there are more permanent, hassle-free options offered at Bowden Eye & Associates:

  • Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay (with our without LASIK)
  • Lens replacement surgery
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
  • Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Bifocal lenses
  • Monovision contact lenses, where one contact is set for distance vision and the other contact is set for near vision

Find Out if a Reading Glasses Alternative in Jacksonville is Right for You

Schedule your free Vision Consultation online or call our office at (904) 296-0098.

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7205 Bonneval Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256


12341 Yellow Bluff Rd #4
Jacksonville, FL 32226


14810 Old St Augustine Rd #103
Jacksonville, FL 32258

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