Almost all people begin to notice changes in their vision after they turn 40. It is a normal part of the aging process to begin to need reading glasses to see up close! However, this is also the part of our lives when many changes can begin to take place and manifest that affect how we live our lives. It is often during the time from age 40 – 60 that eye diseases begin to be detected. These include diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. This is why it becomes critical that adults maintain a regular schedule of comprehensive eye health exams. A lot can change from year to year during your adult years, so your eye health should be frequently evaluated so that you can maximize your vision.
What are some warning signs of potential eye health problems?
- Fluctuating vision
- Seeing frequent floaters and flashes
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Seeing distorted images
What are some natural changes I should expect in my vision during adulthood?
- Needing more light to see clearly
- Subtle changes in color perception
- Reduced tear production
- Difficulty seeing up close
- Increased problems with glare, particularly when driving