Learning To See The Signs Of Aging Eyes
Although you may see the future more clearly as you age, you also become susceptible to a number of vision-related problems associated with the aging process like cataracts, glaucoma and presbyopia, says the Better Vision Institute (BVI).
Cataracts, which impair more than three million of us, and glaucoma, which is diagnosed in 95,000 new patients each year, probably sound a lot more familiar than presbyopia. Presbyopia, a condition caused by the hardening of the lens, may not be a regular part of your vocabulary, but 75 million Americans over age 40 recognize its symptoms. Presbyopes may:
Presbyopes should take comfort in the fact that they are not alone. The condition is a natural, easily correctable part of aging and can be corrected with contact, progressive or bifocal lenses and reading glasses. Remember, paying regular visits to an eyecare professional is the best way to keep an eye on your visual health.(NAPSI)
- Wish for longer arms as they strain to see the print while reading newspapers.
- Confuse small, printed numbers such as 3 and 8.
- Have trouble focusing on small items such as price tags and wristwatches.
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