Eye Care for People Over 40

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:00am

As we age, our eyes’ ability to focus on objects that are close to us declines. This especially becomes an issue for people once they enter their 40s and beyond. 

Presbyopia is the term for our eyes’ ability to focus.

It is a normal change that occurs with time and leads us to hold certain reading materials farther away from us or when items that are close to us appear blurred. 

During this time in your life, there are several symptoms you should be cognizant of such as fluctuating vision, seeing spots or floaters, seeing blind spots, or losing your side vision.

As we age, our eyes require more light to see properly, are more susceptible to glare, and color shades are harder to distinguish. 

If you also suffer from other health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, have a family history of glaucoma, thyroid conditions, and other complications can make increase the risk of eye/vision issues during this time. 

Fortunately, there are ways for people who suffer from presbyopia to correct their vision.

If you already wear prescription lenses or contacts, you can switch to multifocal lenses or bifocals. Some individuals may need to look into driving glasses as well.

If you are concerned about a change in your eyesight the best way to get help with your vision is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your family eye care professional. Only a visit to your optometrist can properly diagnose issues with your eyes.