Most adults in their 40s and 50s experience increasing difficulty with their near vision. We often have to hold things farther away to see clearly, and have to increase font size on phones and tablets. If you find yourself struggling with these symptoms, you could have a common condition called presbyopia, also known as Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome.
DLS is the result of the natural lens losing flexibility as it begins to form an early cataract. This lens is responsible for focusing light onto the retina by flexing to bring different distances into focus. As the natural lens loses its flexibility, we lose our ability to focus on closer objects.
DLS treatment usually begins with a pair of reading glasses. People with DLS will increasingly need to reach for reading glasses to look at their phones, labels, or reading their favorite books. However, for many of us, constantly depending on reading glasses can become tiresome and frustrating.
A permanent solution to DLS and presbyopia is to remove the dysfunctional lens before the cataract clouds your vision, and replace it with a range-enhancing artificial lens. Custom Lens Replacement is painless, typically performed under local anesthesia, and typically takes less than 10 minutes. This not only will resolve DLS, but also prevent the opportunity for the development of cataracts in the future.
Depending on your lifestyle needs and the health of your eye, there are several options available to give you the best possible vision with the most possible range. You and your surgeon work together to tailor the state of the art technology and deliver results customized to your eyes. Schedule your consultation today.