As many older individuals will attest to, as you age, you tend to be more susceptible to a variety of conditions and impairment. While you can experience vision problems at any age, there are certain conditions that become more prevalent as you get older. You may even notice that you are becoming more reliant on your glasses or that things are becoming a bit blurrier than normal. While worsening vision is a normal sign of aging that most adults over 40 experience, certain types of visual impairment are indicative of eye disease.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) gradually diminishes your sharp vision while cataracts cloud your vision. Diabetic Eye Disease and Glaucoma gradually cause you to lose parts of your visual field. All of these diseases can lead to impaired living and should always be taken seriously. While none of them are completely reversible, there are treatment options available to slow down the process and reduce the damage.
It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to perform a comprehensive dilated exam even if you think your vision is in tip-top shape. The best time to detect eye disease is before you notice any changes, that way, you can correct the problem before the damage takes place.
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