Farsightedness with age is nothing extraordinary. And with a pair of reading glasses this widespread debility of sight can be remedied in an uncomplicated manner. Important are the right glasses, a high-quality frame – and of course the right diopter number.
Presbyopia arises mostly from the age of 40 and increases as time progresses. The reason is a gradual hardening of the eye lens; it follows a decrease in the so-called "accommodation" – the eye can thus no longer focus up close. Letters and numbers blur. Reading the newspaper or even recognizing the hours on a bus schedule is difficult. We try and keep the text ever further from our eyes, our arms suddenly seem "too short". If the eyes become tired fast at close range or normal reading causes even headaches – it is advised to visit an ophthalmologist or optometrist.