Coastal Vision Medical

Reading Vision Options

Woman with reading glassesChances are high if you are in your 40s or beyond; you have begun to notice the effects of presbyopia. It might seem as if your arms aren’t long enough to read that menu. And, now you have an ever-growing collection of reading glasses. Most likely, presbyopia or “old eye” is the culprit. This normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability, requires vision correction solutions including presbyopia correction.

Causes and Symptoms

The loss of near vision and the ability to perform tasks that require near vision is part of the normal aging process. In the eye, the crystalline lens is located just behind the iris and the pupil. Tiny ciliary muscles pull and push the lens, adjusting its curvature, and thereby adjusting the eye’s focal power to bring objects into focus. As you age, the lens becomes less flexible and elastic, and the muscles become less powerful. Because these changes result in an inadequate adjustment of the lens of the eye for various distances, objects that are close will appear blurry. The major cause of presbyopia is loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye. Loss of ciliary muscle power, however, is also believed to contribute to the problem.

Symptoms of presbyopia result in the inability to focus on objects close at hand. As the lens hardens, it is unable to focus the rays of light that come from nearby objects. Individuals typically have difficulty reading small print, such as that in telephone directories and newspaper advertisements, and may need to hold reading materials at arm’s length. Symptoms include headache and eyestrain when doing close work, blurry vision, and eye fatigue. Symptoms may be worse early in the morning or when individuals are fatigued. Dim lighting may also aggravate the problem.

Our Locations


Coastal Vision Irvine
Near the Irvine Spectrum
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd,
Ste 201
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126

Long Beach

Coastal Vision Long Beach
In the Trader Joe’s shopping center
4300 Long Beach Blvd,
Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126
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Coastal Vision Norco
Near Hamner & 4th
1524 4th St.,
Ste 101
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126


Coastal Vision Orange
Near St. Joseph Hospital
293 South Main St.,
Ste 100
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126