Problems with reading, correctly termed, Presbyopia is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus on near objects. The lens of the eye needs to change its length or shape to focus on smaller objects, or objects that get closer or farther away. The elasticity of the lens in your eye is slowly lost as people age. The result is a slow decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects. The symptoms of Presyopia are normally noticed at around the age of 45, when you need to hold reading materials further away in order to focus on them. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and it affects everyone. Presbyopia is normally corrected with reading glasses or with varifocals if you have a distance correction as well, it can in some circumstances also be corrected with contact lenses.