noun. an average, age-associated alteration in vision because of reduced lens elasticity and accommodative capacity, ending in lessened capacity to center vision on close by tasks. Generally starting in middle age, it can be fixed with reading glasses or bifocal or trifocal types.
PRESBYOPIA: "The blurring of your vision during the past few months is due to presbyopia."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRESBYOPIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/presbyopia/ (accessed March 20, 2023).