A condition of the eye cornea occurring in middle and old age, in which only distant objects may be seen distinctly. When the lens of the eye becomes less elastic and loses some of its ability to focus on objects close to the eyes.
Do you find it a challenge to read your text messages on the phone without glasses? Has newspaper print become difficult to read without glasses? Do you now have to read a restaurant menu at arms length without glasses?
People who have enjoyed good vision all their lives gradually come up against the fact that after 40 their eyes are no longer as young as they used to be and need glasses to focus things close up.
People who once had to wear glasses for seeing distance may also find that they are losing the ability to see things closer to them. All these signs point to the onset of age-related presbyopia or age-related long-sight.
The condition of age-related presbyopia is totally natural, the eye muscles inside the eye can no longer change the shape of the natural lens inside the eye as it hardens with age and so the ability to see things close up is also lost.