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Eyes Over 40: Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Presbyopia and Vision Changes

If you are over age 40, you've probably noticed your vision has started to change. Most notably, presbyopia โ€” the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability โ€” usually develops at this time.

Learn what you can do to keep seeing clearly for years to come with this collection of articles that includes information about progressive lenses, reading glasses, presbyopia surgery and more.


Passing the age 40 milestone means it's time to visit an eye doctor to learn more about your changing vision. If you haven't established an eye doctor, click here to find one near you.

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Page updated April 2018