Raymond Dennis, professor and coordinator of the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program at MxCC, was quoted in a Connecticut Magazine article about correcting presbyopia, an age-related condition when the eye’s lens doesn’t change shape as easily as it once did, making it more difficult to read or see things at close.
“Presbyopia has a more profound effect on people than turning 40 does,” said Dennis. “For many, it’s the first time their body has let them down. They start holding things out farther and farther away to read them. They become convinced they’ve always read with their arms fully extended. And when they can’t reach out any more, they finally bite the bullet and get glasses.”