The most significant risk factor of presbyopia is age. Anyone over the age of 35 is at risk of developing presbyopia. It affects everyone, but some people notice it more than others.
When the symptoms of presbyopia occur earlier than usual, it’s called premature presbyopia and it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
Certain factors can make you more likely to develop premature presbyopia, including:
- Hyperopia, or long-sightedness, which means you have a greater difficulty seeing objects nearby than objects that are far away
- Other medical conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis or cardiovascular disease