Near Vision

I'm having trouble seeing:

  • My Computer
  • My Phone
  • While Reading
  • Restaurant Menus
  • In Dim Lighting
  • Fine Print


of Americans have Presbyopia


2 in 3 have near vision complaints

The average person spends more time looking at near objects than distant objects. This includes our devices like phones and computers, and everyday items like grocery items and receipts. In our office, blurry near vision is the number one complaint we discuss with patients every day. As such, we’ve developed several solutions to address near vision complaints. We have glasses designed for those who spend all day on the computer and for those who are only occasionally need their near vision. We also fit special contact lenses that allow you to see at distance and near simultaneously! To learn more, take a look at a few of the common causes of blurry near vision below. We invite you to make an appointment with us so that we can help you see better and perform your best!

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Common Causes


Cause: The intraocular lens used to focus at near stops working, usually around age 40

Solution: Progressive lenses, computer lenses, near lenses, multifocal contact lenses, and many others!


Cause: The shape of the front of the eye is not perfectly spherical.

Solution: Glasses and contact lenses correct astigmatism well. There are many contact lens options for astigmatism.


Cause: The eye is too short from front to back making vision out of focus.

Solution: Glasses and contact lenses correct hyperopia well.


Cause: The lens inside our eye becomes opaque, usually later in life.

Solution: Cataract surgery removes the opaque lens and replaces it with a clear implant. This is safe and effective out-patient surgery.

Eye Disease

Cause: Diseases of the retina, optic nerve, and cornea. Examples include Macular Degeneration, Keratoconus, and diabetic retinopathy.

Solution: Proper diagnosis and treatment of the specific eye disease is necessary to improve and preserve vision.