Many people over “a certain age” recognize it; unnoticed, you start to hold what you want to read further and further away from you. The arms become too short, so to speak. Why is it that at some point (often around age forty) you have increasing difficulty focusing on nearby objects, especially with reading?

In order to focus properly on nearby objects, your eye lens must make itself more convex (accommodate). The lens of the eye becomes less elastic over the years, making this increasingly difficult. The accommodation capacity decreases. This is called age-related farsightedness, or presbyopia in technical terms.

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Eye disorders

It’s not always a refractive defect that causes you to see less sharply. Sometimes there’s something else going on.

Eye exams

There are several ways to examine your eyes. An initial exam is often done using an autorefractor.


Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an eye defect in which you have trouble seeing sharply in the distance.