592 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090
517 Route One South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Presbyopia & Cataracts at
The Eye Care & Surgery Center in New Jersey
Presbyopia is an aging phenomenon, that occurs as the Crystalline Lens loses its flexibility. Presbyopia begins at around age 40 and progresses until about age 65. From birth, until approximately the age of 40, the Crystalline Lens is both “crystal “clear and quite soft and flexible. This flexibility allows the Crystalline Lens to change its shape and alter its curvature in order to rapidly focus your vision at various distances-from far, to near, to arms length, to far or near again. The focusing capacity of the Crystalline Lens gives you the ability to see things at all distances.
Around the time we enter our 40’s, the Crystalline Lens begins to stiffen. The stiffening of the Crystalline Lens makes it progressively more difficult to change focus from distance to near, and thus making it more difficult to see close up. Initially, this reduces our ability to see objects clearly at arms length. As Presbyopia progresses it becomes more difficult to see reading material or objects close up. When this loss of flexibility occurs, it is called Presbyopia or “old eyes’.
As patients begin to experience Presbyopia they often notice that their "arms are too short" requiring them to see up close by moving near objects and reading material farther away in order to bring them into focus and to see them clearly. It is important to know that Presbyopia affects everyone including those who have Cataracts.
As Presbyopia begins, people who have never worn eyeglasses find that they need reading glasses or bifocals in order to read and see up close. People who already wear glasses may need bifocals or trifocals in order to see up close and have comfortable near vision.
Advances in cataract surgery, lens replacement surgery and lens implant surgery now allow us to correct near vision and treat Presbyopia. Presbyopia correcting lens implants that correct both distance and near vision can help patients achieve clear distance vision as well restore their normal range of vision without relying on eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses. at The Eye Care & Surgery Center in New Jersey we offer near vision correction lens implants such as the ReSTOR® Lens Implant, Crystalens® Lens Implant, and the Tecnis® Lens Implant.
Eye Care & Surgery Center provides near vision correction and treatment of Presbyopia in New Jersey and is conveniently located for New Jersey patients from Westfield, Iselin, Warren, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Sayreville, Milltown, North Brunswick, Kendall Park, Somerset, Dunellen, Bridgewater, Manville, Bound Brook, Raritan, Edison, Colonia, Woodbridge, Metuchen, Avenel, Carteret, Piscataway, Middlesex, Somerville, South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Roselle Park, Garwood, Clark, Kenilworth, Cranford, Gillette, Berkeley Heights, Stirling, Scotch Plains, Summit, Chatham, Watchung, Pluckemin, Rahway, Plainfield, Mountainside, Springfield, New Providence, Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Millington, Union, Elizabeth, Linden, Jersey City, Irvington, Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Short Hills, Florham Park, Madison, Bloomfield, Montclair, Clifton, Garfield, Wayne, Parsippany, Troy Hills, and Paramus New Jersey. To schedule an appointment for a Consultation please call us at 908.789.8999.