Blurred or distorted near vision

12 de April de 2022


Presbyopia, also known as “old eyes”, is the diminished ability to focus the eye, causing a loss of sharpness in near vision. It usually occurs from the age of 40-45.

It is caused by a loss of elasticity in the crystalline lens, which is the eye’s natural lens located between the cornea and the retina.

The crystalline lens has the ability to accommodate, in other words, to focus on objects at varying distances. It is similar to the zoom of a camera. With age, the crystalline lens loses its elasticity and ability to focus, resulting in presbyopia. People with presbyopia have difficulty focusing on close-up images, which causes the sensation that letters are dancing about or blurred when reading.

For more information on this refractive error, click on this link.

How to act?

  • A full ophthalmic check-up is recommended every one or two years after the age of 40.
  • Presbyopia can be corrected with glasses and refractive surgery is possible in cases where it is associated to another refractive problem or cataracts.


Hyperopia is a refractive defect or error in visual focusing. Images are focused behind the retina so vision becomes blurred, especially up close.

For more information on this refractive error, click on this link.

How to act?

  • Hyperopia can easily be corrected by wearing glasses with converging lenses or contact lenses.
  • If the patient prefers not to wear glasses or contact lenses, some corneal refractive surgery techniques are available for patients with a low degree of hyperopia.
  • Another option is phakic lenses (between the cornea and the crystalline lens), indicated for patients with greater defects.
  • For patients over the age of 40- 45, pseudophakic lenses (replacement of the crystalline lens) can also be a solution

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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