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Aging and Your Eyes

Aging and Your EyesThere are lots of problems affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives.We often deal especially on problems about aging, just like what the quote says Change is the only constant thing on earth. Those changes include common eye problems, eye diseases and certain aging disorders.

The question is how can we protect our eyes from such changes that will occur? The following are common eye disorders and some tips to have healthy eyesight.

Eye Diseases and Disorders

Presbyopia

This is a slow loss of ability to see close objects or small print. It is normal to have this problem as you get older. Reading glasses can usually fix the problem.

Floaters

These are tiny specks or cobwebs that seem to float across your vision. They often occur as part of aging. If you see many new floaters or flashes of light, see your eye care professional right away.

Tearing

This usually results from being more sensitive to light, wind, or temperature changes, or having a condition called dry eye. Eye drops may also lead to this. Your eye care professional can treat these problems.

Low Vision

This is a condition caused by eye diseases, in which visual acuity is 20/70 or poorer in the better-seeing eye and cannot be corrected or improved with regular eyeglasses.

Glaucoma

This often comes from too much fluid pressure inside the eye. If not treated, it can lead to vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma can be treated with prescription eye drops, lasers, or surgery.

Age-related macular degeneration

This can harm the central vision needed to see objects clearly and to do common things like driving and reading. There are treatments, so try to consult some experts to lower your chance of worsening eyesight.

Diabetic retinopathy

This problem may occur if you have diabetes. Laser surgery can sometimes prevent it from getting worse.