Many men and women notice a stark decline in their near visual acuity as they begin to age. This common occurrence is associated with the progressive vision loss known as presbyopia, which is quite simply age-related vision loss. A patient who had clear, crisp vision their entire life can be diagnosed with presbyopia after reaching the age of 40. Quite often, patients explain that their vision isn't as clear as it once was and that they are beginning to struggle to see clearly when reading a book or using their smartphone. You may feel the need to hold an object further away from your eyes when reading it. ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD offers comprehensive surgery consultations, diagnostic testing, and treatment options for patients who are experiencing the early onset of presbyopia and are tired of wearing reading glasses. Schedule an appointment at our facility today to begin exploring advanced treatment options to diminish your need for reading glasses.
"Dr. Allison Tendler and the staff at Art Vision are THE BEST. Their approach to patient care is refreshing. They listen to me at every appointment. They discuss treatment options and are sincere in their concern for my eye health. Their facility is amazing. Everyone single member of the staff has taken the time to get to know me and greets me by name when I walk in. Dr. Tendler is an expert and has walked me through every step of the way. From someone who was scared to death of having anything done with my eyes to being given the gift of sight - Art Vision is a world class organization and we are lucky to have them here in Sioux Falls."- M.H. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
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"Dr. Alison Tendler gave me the gift of sight back! Without her help I would be completely blind today. For many years my sight was deteriorating. I had tried new eyeglasses with different prescriptions but noting seemed to help with my vision issues. My optometrist Dr. Alan Jones referred me to Dr. Tendler. January of 2010 Dr. Tendler did a cornea cell transplant on my left eye. I was 55 at the time. I was scared what if it didn't work and I was blind in my left eye. Several days later I was at my business sitting in my office when I looked up and realized that I was able to see and read a sign that was across the road over 400 feet away. Dr. Tendler recommended that I do the surgery on my other eye and I agreed with her. Today my vision in both eyes is 20/20. Thank you Dr. Alison Tendler you gave me my eyesight back. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Alison Tendler!"- L.J. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"8 months later I am thrilled by my refractive cataract surgery. I had both eyes done and within days of my surgeries being completed, I was amazed by how clearly I could see. By adding the refractive lenses, I am now able to read without the aid of glasses. As an avid golfer, I initially went in since I could not see the golf ball at a distance as it traveled and landed. I not only have my distance vision back, but my near vision as well. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to see this well again."- J.H. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
The most common symptom of presbyopia is the blurring of words and objects that are nearby. This typically begins at or around the age of 40 when the lenses of your eyes begin to lose a bit of their youthful flexibility. This is also called dysfunctional lens syndrome. Patients often begin to move things further away from their eyes so they can read/view them more clearly. It is very common for patients with undiagnosed presbyopia to believe their blurred vision is caused by poor lighting. Patients may also experience:
- Eye strain
- Eye pain after time spent reading, working on the computer, or using a smartphone or tablet
Where other common refractive errors (need for glasses) are caused by the unique shape of the eye, presbyopia is simply caused by the natural aging process of the lens. This will happen to everybody at some point. As we age, the natural lens of our eye becomes more and more dysfunctional. The lens proteins and fibers begin to thicken and harden, decreasing the its flexibility and ability to focus up close like it used to. Clarity is also decreased as the muscle fibers in the eyes change. Together, this dysfunctional lens syndrome makes it difficult for your eyes to focus on nearby items and objects as they did when they were younger.
Diagnosis and Treatment
ART Vision is proud to offer a number of long-term surgical correction options for the treatment of presbyopia, including laser, corneal inlays, and refractive lens exchange. Following a detailed examination and diagnostic testing, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Alison Tendler can meet with you during a comprehensive consultation to discuss your treatment options for vision correction surgery and to determine if you are an ideal candidate. Surgeries, such as PRK, LASIK, corneal inlays, and refractive lens exchange have proven highly effective in the treatment of presbyopia for long-term relief and clearer, crisper near vision. ART Vision prides itself in helping you See the World Better and See Yourself Better. By reducing or eliminating your need for reading glasses, we can help you create the vision lifestyle you desire.
Restore Your Sight
At ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, our team of highly trained professionals understand the sensitivity of matters involving your vision. If you are experiencing the symptoms of presbyopia or any other refractive error, we encourage you to contact ART Vision today to schedule an appointment. Using the utmost compassion, advanced technologies, and proven treatment methods, our team will work together to provide you with the best possible option for improved vision and creating the vision lifestyle you desire. Let us help you explore your options so you can begin to See the World Better and See Yourself Better.
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