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Presbyopia is not a disease and cannot be prevented. It usually becomes noticeable after age 40, and tends to manifest at first as difficulty seeing close objects. Many people first notice it when they have trouble reading menus in dimly lit restaurants, or when it seems their arms aren't long enough to hold a book or magazine far enough away.
Many people also notice that they begin suffering from headaches when doing close work, or that their eyes get tired more quickly than they used to.
If these symptoms sound familiar, it may be time to see your optometrist to begin presbyopia treatment.