Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained


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Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained

Through storytelling

Meet Penny

Hey, I’m Penny! I am a mother of 3 children so for 25 years now the main part of my life and passion has been my family.

About 5 years ago I suddenly noticed I couldn’t read fine print and also having problems with distance. My optometrist gave me multi focal glasses to begin with, but they were a pain – they were hurting to wear and giving me headaches. I’ve just been put on a path to try the cutting edge contacts and I have to say, things are looking up.

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Presbyopia Xperts

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Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious, at what is often a very difficult time in your life.

We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.

This is why Medicine X was created.


Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X

About Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained

Real People

The Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained story is based on a real person – Penny! It reflects her story, her experiences and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained!

Our Team

The MEDICINE X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers that all work to make sure of one thing – the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of Presbyopia that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information. These experts are eye care professionals from all across Australia.

Don't take our word for it

Here’s what others are saying about the Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia) Xplained story – we’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Looks great – should be an amazing resource.

This is excellent! A great way to learn about Presbyopia. Congratulations.

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Optometry Australia

Optometry Australia is the peak professional body for optometrists. Our mission is to lead, engage and promote optometry, optometrists and community eye health and vision care. Around 12 million Australians have reported long-term eye conditions yet 75% of all vision impairment is preventable or treatable. We encourage all Australians to see their optometrist for regular eye examinations.

For more info about eye conditions and achieving better vision visit:

Cornea & Contact Lens Society Australia

Cornea & Contact Lens Society Australia are committed to support research and innovation, promote professional development and education and encourage communication among members in the cornea and contact lens field.

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The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this app is accurate and up-to-date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss, or damage caused by reliance.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.