Why are my arms getting too short?? Presbyopia is a vision condition in which it becomes difficult to see up close. It occurs in people age 40 and older and is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. A people age, the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult for you to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is not a disease, and it cannot be prevented. The good news is there are many different solutions for you. These include high definition spectacle lenses for all distances with no-lines in them, or contact lenses made for distance and near viewing called multifocal lenses. We can help you find an answer!