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Paradise Canyon Eye Care

Primary Location
1449 N. 1400 W. Ste. 24
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 656-2003

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am6:00pm
Friday9:00am4:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed
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PRESBYOPIA
 

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the crystalline lens of your eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult for you to focus on close objects.

Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years. Presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-40s.  Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye.  It is not a disease, and it cannot be prevented.

What are some common signs that I may have presbyopia?

Some signs of presbyopia include the tendency to hold reading materials at arm's length, blurred vision at normal reading distance and eye fatigue along with headaches when doing close work.  A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for presbyopia.

How is presbyopia treated?

To help you compensate for presbyopia, your optometrist can prescribe reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals or contact lenses.  Because presbyopia can complicate other common vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, your optometrist will determine the specific lenses to allow you to see clearly and comfortably.  You may only need to wear your glasses for close work like reading, but you may find that wearing them all the time is more convenient and beneficial for your vision needs.

Because the effects of presbyopia continue to change the ability of the crystalline lens to focus properly, periodic changes in your eyewear may be necessary to maintain clear and comfortable vision.

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Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am6:00pm
Friday9:00am4:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed

 

"We found Dr. Fife such an excellent doctor that when we lived in Asia we flew back to St. George every year to receive eye care. I was so impressed with the depth of the exams my husband and I received, and the advice on how to maintain good eye health. The supplements he recommended cured my dry eye symptoms. I had suffered from dry eyes for years and thought nothing could be done. We were both very impressed with Dr. Fife and his staff." - Linda R.

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  • (435) 656-2003
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