Who we are

PresbyopiaTalk is a website to discuss presbyopia: what it is, current treatments, future treatments, and unique ways to approach this age-related form of nearsightedness.

PresbyopiaTalk is founded and managed by a doctor of optometry, but it is meant to be a casual discussion and a starting point for learning–it is not medical advice and no doctor-patient relationship is formed. You can read more about us here, but please also consult your doctor before making any medical decisions.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Visitor data may be shared with services used to help run the site including but not limited to: security or spam prevention networks, social media networks, ad networks, software that is used to help run the website, business partners, or anyone else that is used to help maintain business and website operations for PresbyopiaTalk.

In the event of a sale of PresbyopiaTalk, visitor information may be transferred to new ownership.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy policy is subject to change

This policy can be changed without notice. We have no control over how 3rd parties handle your information. If you ever have questions regarding how we handle your information, please contact us for a list of our latest policies and/or the latest 3rd parties with which we share information. It is your responsibility to check this privacy policy before use of the website and contact us with concerns.

If you have any concerns on how your information is shared, please contact us and wait for our response before continuing use of the site.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about your information, please leave a comment on this page with your question, and you will receive a response. These comments are public. If you’d rather not share your concern, just write ‘please contact me,’ and we will contact you at the email provided. Written requests can be sent to:

Terry Media
PO Box 8173
Greenwood, IN 46142

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