What Is Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?
Dysfunctional lens syndrome, commonly called DLS or presbyopia, is a normal part of visual development caused by your eyes aging. As you get older, so do your eyes, and the ability to focus up close starts to decrease. This process, called a “loss of accommodation,” starts in early childhood, but only usually becomes noticeable in the 40s and older. This gradual process results in an inability to focus on small text, such as on your phone.
The first thing you should remember about this process is that it is normal and will happen to everyone. It is part of the natural progression of eye development and seeing an ophthalmologist now can help to keep your eyes healthy and free you from relying on reading glasses. There are several treatment options available to treat dysfunctional lens syndrome, and you should talk to your doctor about the one that is right for your needs during your consultation. Learn more about some of your options below.