It might seem like almost everyone you know eventually has to wear glasses at some point in their life. Why is that? Well, meet presbyopia, a completely natural and normal loss of the ability to focus on things up close that typically happens after the age of 40. The bad news is, no one can escape it and presbyopia inevitably affects everyone. The good news is, some people notice a minimal impact and for everyone else, the issue is easily fixed by wearing reading glasses or switching up your current contacts or lenses. In fact, it’s a fairly common reason people come in to visit our Vancouver eyewear store for glasses.