Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Presbyopia is the term used for the diminished power of accommodation or focusing ability of the eye. The crystalline lens in the eye loses elasticity with age. This leads to a loss of ability of the lens to change from distance vision to near vision.
The symptoms usually first appear around the age of forty. It is at this time that our Detroit and Rochester presbyopia patients begin to notice that their vision is diminishing, and they need to hold tiny objects further away in order to see clearly. This is a normal aging change of the human eye.
Presbyopia can be easily corrected with the use of reading glasses, which usually first become necessary in the early forties. If a person is already wearing glasses, he or she may find that they need the increased power of bifocals for focusing on close objects and reading.
The symptoms of presbyopia are progressive with increasing age. By the age of fifty, most presbyopia Detroit patients are dependent on glasses for reading unless they are nearsighted, in which case they need glasses for distance but may be able to read without them.
In addition to helping Detroit presbyopia patients achieve clear vision both at distance and near, Dr. Weingarten performs sophisticated techniques of laser eye surgery. Regarded as one of the leading Detroit LASIK eye surgery experts, he performs this procedure to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Weingarten is also a highly accomplished Detroit, MI cataracts surgeon and an experienced general eye care specialist. At his beautifully appointed offices, patients are offered complete eye exams and customized treatments for a range of eye conditions, including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.