Signs and symptoms
of weakening near sight
after 40

If you're in your 40s and finding it difficult to focus up-close, you're probably developing presbyopia, a perfectly normal age-related condition.


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The signs of presbyopia can start with the small annoyances in everyday life.


You may have to hold your book at arm's length to focus. Or zoom to read on your smartphone. Perhaps you're having trouble making out the fine print on product labels. As the day goes by, reading up close may require you to squint or even to take off your specs if you wear them.


It's a nuisance, but it's also a fact of life after 40 for all of us. As your eyesight changes, you need to adapt - and that means consulting your optician to find the proper lenses in order to enjoy effortless vision at any distance.

Take the vision quizz

If any of these symptoms sound all too familiar to you, why not take your quiz to find out if presbyopia is the cause?

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12 signs you can't ignore

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Weakening near vision affects all of us sooner or later

Presbyopia is the medical term for age-related long-sightedness. It's a natural phenomenon and everyone experiences it to a certain degree.

It becomes more prevalent around the age of 40 when the eye's soft, flexible crystalline lens begins to harden. Over time, it becomes more and more difficult for the eye to focus light onto the retina and see clearly up close, when reading for example.

It's frustrating and can be uncomfortable, but it's certainly not serious and can easily be corrected. Progressive lenses are an effective solution: they allow you to pursue all your activities to the fullest with the sharp vision you've always enjoyed.



Discover how age-related long-sightedness affects your eyes

How to manage age-related long-sightedness

Presbyopia or age-related long-sightedness is an eye condition that affects all of us, yet we often try to ignore it. But comically squinting and stretching your arms out to read isn't the answer: it puts a strain on your eyes, causes aging forehead wrinkles and makes you look like you're trying to cover up the condition.

The best way to take care of your eyes is to protect and correct your vision. Progressive lenses allow you to regain your former clear vision. So though your vision may be changing, your life doesn't have to.

Top tips to take care of your vision

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Discover the
Varilux® range

  • Varilux X series


    Reduces head movement and ensures everyday activities within arms reach are visually comfortable.

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  • Varilux Digitime


    Reduces eyestrain and improves posture when using digital devices

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