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    by MultiVu

    Nearly 90 million Americans—or roughly one in three-have a vision condition called presbyopia, but a new survey sponsored by CooperVision that was conducted by Harris Interactive® found that 83 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 years and older are not aware of the vision condition. Defined as a decrease in the ability of the lens in the eye to change its shape to focus on close objects, presbyopia is a natural condition that eventually affects all of us. Early signs of presbyopia typically appear around age 40. "The lack of awareness around presbyopia is surprising—especially since more Americans than ever are developing the condition in light of the maturing baby boomer population," said Doug Brayer, marketing manager at CooperVision. "So few Americans are aware of this vision condition that is bound to affect them, even if they've never worn glasses or contact lenses their whole lives." To view Multimedia News Release, go to