Presbyopia Treatment in Scottsdale

What Is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the progressive loss of near vision, which is your ability to see things up close. This vision condition is a natural development of the aging process, occurring most often in adults over age 40. A common presbyopia symptom is needing to hold items, like books and cell phones, farther away to see them well.

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What Causes Presbyopia to Develop?

Your eye’s natural lens is flexible, allowing it to expand and contract when you focus on objects at various distances. When you have presbyopia, the lens hardens. This hardening prevents the lens from contracting and changing shape to help you focus on up-close objects. A lack of focus results in blurry vision. While presbyopia can be treated, it can’t be stopped or reversed.

Presbyopia Risk Factors

Certain factors put you at greater risk of developing presbyopia. Those risk factors include:


The eye’s natural lens hardens as you age, making age a primary risk factor for presbyopia in adults over age 40.

Other medical conditions

Medical conditions like hyperopia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease increase your chances of developing premature presbyopia, which is presbyopia in those under age 40.


Antidepressants, antihistamines, and diuretics also increase your risk of developing premature presbyopia.

Presbyopia Treatment Options

When it comes to treating presbyopia, you have a couple of options to choose from. Start by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam to confirm that you have presbyopia. Once your presbyopia is confirmed, discuss the following treatments with your Arora Eye vision specialist.

Glasses or Contacts

Prescription glasses or contact lenses can improve blurry vision caused by presbyopia. However, we find that many patients don’t want the hassle of keeping up with glasses or contacts and maintaining an up-to-date prescription.

VUITY Eye Drops

VUITY eye drops effectively treat age-related blurry vision associated with presbyopia. These eye drops are equipped with pHastTM technology, enabling them to adapt to the physiologic pH of the tear film. VUITY eye drops take advantage of the eye’s natural propensity to shrink pupil size, which improves near and intermediate vision while retaining distance vision.

Schedule a Presbyopia Consultation

Schedule a consultation at Arora Eye to determine whether you have presbyopia and find the most effective treatment option to restore clear vision. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.