The Aging Eye
As we go into our golden years, we tend to pay attention to our wrinkles, creaky joints, and gray hairs but forget that our vision ages as well. The smallest change in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription can make all the difference in your vision as you mature gracefully. We wanted to share indications that you should look for in between your eye exams.
- Additional light is needed to read or perform close work
- It is difficult to tell the difference between particular colors, such as navy versus black
- Increased sensitivity to light
- You have a hard time judging distance correctly with your eyes
- Your eyesight may take longer to adjust from light to dark or dark to light
There are numerous age-related conditions that affect your eyes and have an impact on your daily activities. It is important for your Optometrist to perform a comprehensive dilated eye exam every year to capture symptoms of these age-related conditions. By having a thorough annual eye exam, you can prevent potential vision loss from the following conditions.
- Macular Degeneration