Presbyopia Treatment in Erie

Presbyopia Treatment in Erie

Are you over 40? Struggle to read fine print?

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that causes near objects to appear blurry. It typically starts in a person’s 40’s, when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen and lose flexibility. This makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects.

Presbyopia can significantly impact your quality of life. Regular daily activities like reading books, instruction manuals and food labels, scrolling through your phone, threading a needle and other close-up tasks can become daunting.

The good news is, with the help of Shawnee Optical - West Erie, this common vision condition can be effectively managed, so you won’t have to compromise on your quality of life.

normal eye compaed to an ey with presbyopia


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Presbyopia Management in Erie

Our optometry practice in Erie

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Medicare

Presbyopia Treatment Options

  • Eyeglasses

    • Prescription reading glasses
    • Bifocals: for distance and near vision correction
    • Progressive multifocals: see objects at a near, intermediate or far distance
  • Contact lenses

    • Bifocal contact lenses: different sections for reading and distance prescriptions
    • Monovision contact lenses: distance prescription in one eye and reading prescription in the other eye
  • Laser surgery

    Changes the shape of the cornea to correct vision. Some examples include:

    • LASIK
    • LASEK
    • Photorefractive keratectomy
  • Lens implant

    An eye surgeon removes your natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. This new lens is flexible and can restore your ability to focus on near objects.

See better and feel your best with Shawnee Optical - West Erie

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
Very good experience with the doctor's eye exam and helpful employees to get me fitted with glasses....
- Oct. 10, 2023
Dr. Piersol & Staff at Shawnee Optical are very friendly & provide great service.
- Aug. 03, 2023
A very pleasant and professional experience
- Aug. 01, 2023
Everyone was extremely nice.
- Jul. 05, 2023
The glasses these kids picked out with the staff look so fantastic! Tysm for all ur help!
- May. 11, 2023
The doctor and the staff are very knowledgeable and professional!
- May. 08, 2023
Great service and professional care!
- May. 05, 2023
You have a customer for life.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Friendly staff and great selection of frames to choose from.
- Apr. 04, 2023
Completely pain-free experience! Professional staff; warm & friendly. Answered all my questions. Com... plete thorough exam.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Dr. Piersol was extremely gentle, knowledgeable, and kind. I've been to eye care professionals for ... over 20 years and he made me feel comfortable than most. Thumbs up.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Professional, friendly staff. Prescriptions have been accurate and choice of frames is great. I high... ly recommend them.
- Jan. 19, 2023
Always a great experience. Thank you!
- Jan. 16, 2023
Eye exam in January and a scratched cornea "emergency" this week - both experiences at Shawnee were ... professional and super helpful
- Jan. 15, 2023
Great service !!!! Everyone was very helpful
- Nov. 14, 2022
The most down to earth staff I have ever met! Mary was so sweet and accommodating!!
- Oct. 27, 2022
Not a rush out the door business. Doctor and staff make sure your comfortable in every way with yo... ur decisions. Thank you for taking the time with all my questions and your patience.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Great experience at Shawnee Optical. I was able to visit with the Doctor, get fitted for contacts, a... nd order a pair of glasses in less than an hour. They said the estimate for the glasses to arrive would be 7 to 10 business days. I picked them up today which was less than a week from my original appointment. Katie was super friendly and helpful she pointed out a chip in the frames and ordered a new pair for me right away. I didn't even ask. Great customer service. I highly recommend.
- Jul. 11, 2022
Like the transition lenses the transition was smooth lol
- Jan. 15, 2022
Everyone was friendly and efficient. My glasses were done much quicker than anticipated and I love t... hem.

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Presbyopia Diagnosis Treatment FAQs

What is presbyopia treatment?

Presbyopia treatment corrects age-related farsightedness to enable you to see close-up objects, such as books and electronic screens more clearly. Treatments include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Laser surgery
  • Lens implants
Can presbyopia be cured?

Currently, there is no cure. The good news is that our optometrists can recommend a variety of treatment options to help you see your best, from near to far.

How do I know if I have presbyopia?

If you’re over 40 and struggle with any of the following, you may have presbyopia.

  • Holding a book or a screen at arm’s length to see it more clearly
  • Needing larger print or font size to read
  • Blurry vision while reading
  • Difficulty reading in dim light
  • Eye strain and headaches when focusing on near objects

If you have one or more of these signs, schedule an eye exam and ask us about glasses, contact lenses, or other presbyopia treatment options.

Are bifocals right for me?

If it’s hard for you to read and to see things at a distance, bifocals may be your perfect solution. With bifocals, you can get two prescriptions in one. One corrects farsightedness and the other corrects nearsightedness. We offer several different types of bifocal lenses to suit your personal preference.


men wearing glasses for presbyopia

Is presbyopia impacting your daily life?

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