There are some conditions that you can avoid as you age, but presbyopia sadly isn’t one of them. As we age the lens in our eye gradually becomes less flexible. This means that your eyes can’t focus at the same distances they could when you were younger. When presbyopia begins (usually around age 40), most people start to notice eye strain, headaches and fatigue. People who have always enjoyed good vision or who are far-sighted are likely to need glasses in order to read. If you’re nearsighted, you may find yourself removing your glasses to read things close-up, or opting to get multi-focal lenses. There are many options that exist, and our eye doctors are happy to talk with you about them.