Aging Eyes: Common Vision & Eyesight Problems

Over 40: Common Aging Eyesight Problems

Aging Eyes: Common Vision & Eyesight Problems

Around the age of 45, everybody’s eyesight begins to change.

The natural ageing process of presbyopia means that your eyes cannot maintain the same level of vision, and so close tasks are harder to focus on and you may have to push things further away. You will need more light to read, and you may even find yourself getting headaches when reading or using a computer screen. This is all perfectly normal and is caused by the lens in your eye not being able to flex as it once did, resulting in your near vision becoming blurred. However, it is easily solved by reading glasses, or specialised bifocal or multifocal spectacles.

There are other changes that come with age. The lens becomes more opaque, and so you may need more light to see clearly, especially if there are cataracts developing. The pupils of the eyes become smaller making it harder to see especially at night. Floaters increase with age causing ‘blobs’ to swim through the field of vision. Often people find their eyes feel dryer and uncomfortable either on waking or last thing at night. Diseases of the eyes are also more common, such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, and Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Most of the common conditions can be helped by using the correct glasses; having regular eye exams; and by being aware of any changes and eyesight. So, having frequent eye exams you can help us, help you look after your eyes.

Book your eye exam today and let the experts look after your eyes.