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I'm 35 and have been diagnosed with premature presbyopia and have been prescribed a reading add of +1.25. Is this strong for someone my age? I really seem to need them as I can hardly see anything close up without wearing them.
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Dr. Rick :

No. That is not all that strong. If they are working for you that is all that matters.

Dr. Rick :

You can not hurt your eyes, make your Rx different, or make your eyes "dependent" on glasses by using them or not using them. So. If they work for you, then go ahead and enjoy them.

Dr. Rick :

As far as this diagnosis of "premature presbyopia" is concerned..........were you told this by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist?

Dr. Rick :

I would suggest, before accepting this diagnosis, that you have two extended refractions (where the doctor asks you "which is better? One? or Two?"), one using drop, called a wet refraction followed a few days later with a dry refraction.

Dr. Rick :

This, I would bet, will bring out residual hyperopia in your case. Nothing to worry about....but good to know.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

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