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Our Patient Section offers you access to the largest Polish knowledge base that will help you find answers to all your questions about presbyopia treatment options. We have created this Educational Platform to provide you with unlimited access to knowledge and improve your quality of life.

What is presbyopia?

The human body is an extremely precise and complex mechanism. In our daily life, we use a variety of tools — at home, in the garden, or at work. Over time, these tools may wear out, until one day we find they no longer work as well as when we began using them.

Our eyes are just another tool — one that allows us to see the world, change it, and observe the effects of this change. And just like all other tools, they tend to lose their initial power and efficiency over time.

In 2012, 1.7 billion people worldwide were affected by presbyopia. This number is expected to reach 2.1 billion by the year 2020.

Click below to see the definition, causes, and symptoms of presbyopia, and find interesting facts about this condition.

Presbyopia correction methods

All our learning materials have been collected and developed by the Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club — a group of Polish and international ophthalmology professors and practitioners. The Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club also has many collaborators in the technology industry and in ophthalmology clinics throughout Poland. Learn more about the Club’s experts in the Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club Section.
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Marcin Szymański

Non-surgical presbyopia treatment methods

Corrective eyeglasses are the most commonly used method of presbyopia treatment. One alternative to monofocal near-vision eyeglass lenses are bifocal lenses, comprising two areas with different optical powers:

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Laser correction

Modern surgical methods for vision correction involve modifying the curvature of the anterior corneal surface with the use of excimer or femtosecond lasers. Thanks to these methods, a patient can considerably improve their vision once and for all

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Intraocular lenses

Modern cataract treatment technique — intraocular lenses Currently, the surgical procedure for cataract treatment involves removing the patient’s opacified lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

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Contact lenses

Presbyopia correction with contact lenses. For those who are already using contact lenses and others noticing the first signs of presbyopia, modern science has several solutions to offer in terms of contact lens correction.

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Presbyopia correction with eyeglasses Presbyopia may affect both those who had never required eyesight correction and those who already use glasses or lenses for myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism.

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The latest blog entry

“What you should know about presbyopia?” - Professor Andrzej Grzybowski, MD, PhD

14 11 2018

When our “OKULISTYKA 21” Foundation for the Development of Ophthalmology was planning its first symposium on presbyopia, which took place in Poznań, Poland in November 2017, we came up with the idea...

Frequently asked questions

The FAQ section includes questions that most patients ask about presbyopia, answered by experts from the Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club.

Progressive glasses are the recommended solution for presbyopia. These are glasses that simultaneously correct all vision problems among presbyopes - distance vision, near vision and intermediate vision. One pair of progressive glasses eliminates the need to alternate between several pairs of corrective glasses.


Yes. With progressive glasses, you don't need to use any other glasses interchangeably. You can use one pair of glasses at work, while driving, reading and watching TV.


Prices start from several hundred zlotys. Their final value depends on the type of selected glasses, material, selected frame and assembly costs.


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Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club section

The Polish “Presbyopia 21” Club was established in April 2016 in Poznań, Poland, by Professor Andrzej Grzybowski. The creation of this first-ever Polish group of experts on presbyopia was motivated by the ophthalmologic community’s virtually unanimous view that access to reliable knowledge on modern presbyopia correction methods was insufficient.

The club brings together Polish and international ophthalmology practitioners and professors interested in modern methods for presbyopia correction.

The Foundation for the Development of Ophthalmology “OPHTHALMOLOGY 21”

Adam Mickiewicz Street 24/3b
60-836 Poznań
Greater Poland Voivodeship
NIP: 7811880464

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