What is Presbyopia?

In our youth, the lens in our eye can easily adjust its shape, allowing us to focus on objects that are close. As we age, typically after the age of 40, the lens becomes less flexible and reading at close range can become increasingly challenging. This natural age-related condition is called presbyopia.

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Presbyopia Treatment

If you have presbyopia, you may have trouble reading in low light, and it may take longer for your eyes to refocus from reading to distance and vice versa. To help with this issue, you may need glasses that provide additional focusing power to your eyes, making reading easier.

The distance of reading dictates which power you would require. For example, reading a computer screen will require a different power than reading a book. At Safarian and Simon our opticians will take your lifestyle into consideration and ask you about your visual needs to ensure that we prescribe the correct reading addition for optimal vision clarity.

Eye Health


Cataracts cause clouding of the lens, resulting in blurred vision. We offer cataract evaluations and advanced surgical options to restore your vision and improve your quality of life.


Diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health, causing conditions like diabetic retinopathy. We work collaboratively with your healthcare team to manage and monitor any diabetes-related eye concerns.


Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. We offer comprehensive screenings and advanced treatments to manage glaucoma, ensuring early detection and care for our patients.


Hyperopia, or farsightedness, makes it difficult to focus on close objects. Our skilled optometrists can provide accurate assessments and recommend appropriate corrective measures.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects central vision and can lead to significant visual impairment. Our experts provide comprehensive evaluations and offer guidance on lifestyle modifications and treatment options to help preserve your vision.


Myopia, or near-sightedness, causes difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly. We offer various corrective options to address myopia and provide clear vision.


Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement that can affect vision. Our professionals can diagnose and manage nystagmus, providing strategies and resources to optimise your visual function.


Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects near vision. We can guide you through available options, including progressive lenses or multifocal contact lenses, to enhance your reading and close-up vision.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that leads to progressive vision loss. Our team can provide specialised care and support to help manage the condition and improve your quality of life.

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