Vision and Aging

  • Difficulty seeing or reading clearly is one of the most common problems in adults between the ages of 41 and 60.
  • More serious eye problems often develop without early symptoms.
  • Among these, age-related macular degeneration is a disease that affects the center of the retina, causing a loss of central vision while peripheral or side vision often goes unchanged.
  • Diabetes, particularly in people who have had the condition for some time, can also cause vision changes.
  • Cataracts, retinal detachment, glaucoma and dry eye are also quite common among the elderly.
  • Various therapies, procedures, and assistive technologies are available to address eye diseases and make them more livable.
  • As with most things, early intervention is important.
  • Regular visits to your primary care and eye specialists can promote early detection and treatment.
  • On these visits, make sure you receive a comprehensive dilated eye exam, and screenings for cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma.

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