I suffer from severe Presbyopia. I've been wearing contacts since I was in
my mid 30's and consequently I can't see without them. I've considered Lasik, but they really are not at the
point where they can correct my vision totally, and I've heard once you have Lasik, they can't do it again,
so I have never pursued it.
Since starting Resveratrol about a month ago, I notice that in general, my muscles are more responisve to
exercise than they used to be and I was thinking that since Presbyopia is the result of weakened eye muscle,
that exercise might be able to improve my vision. Does anyone here have experience with this?
Presbyopia (Greek word "presbys" (πρέσβυς), meaning "old person") describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age. The exact mechanisms of presbyopia are not known with certainty, however, the research evidence most strongly supports a loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens, although changes in the lens's curvature from continual growth and loss of power of the ciliary muscles (the muscles that bend and straighten the lens) have also been postulated as its cause.
Similar to grey hair and wrinkles, presbyopia is not a disease but a condition associated with aging. The first symptoms (described below) are usually first noticed between the ages of 40-50. It is an interesting fact that the ability to focus on near objects declines throughout life, from an accommodation of about 20 dioptres (ability to focus at 50 mm away) in a child to 10 dioptres at 25 (100 mm) and leveling off at 0.5 to 1 dioptre at age 60 (ability to focus down to 1-2 meters only).