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Beginning in the early to mid-40s, many adults may start to have issues seeing clearly, especially when reading and working on a digital device. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, adults develop this typical problem between 41 to 60. This average change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time. Fortunately, people with presbyopia now have many options to improve their vision.

Many adults in this age group may need to hold reading materials farther away to see them. Seeing the print in your favorite book or reviewing a restaurant menu may appear blurred, especially under dim lighting.

It is critical as we get older to make your eye health a priority and schedule an eye exam with your eye doctor to check for developing eye and vision problems. Don’t delay in seeing your eye doctor because you may not have any issues. Be proactive; your eyes will love you for it!

Who Is At Risk For Developing Eye Problems? 

Adults over 40 who have the following health concerns may be particularly at risk for developing eye and vision problems:

Understanding Age-Related Eye Issues 

Just like our bodies, our eyes and vision changes over time. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms, but here are a few common age-related vision changes:

What Are The Warning Signs Of Eye Health Problems? 

The following symptoms could be the early warning signs of a serious eye health problem as we age.

Your Eye Health Matters 

A healthy diet and wise lifestyle choices, such as not smoking, are your best defenses against your eye health as you age. Make your eye health a priority, and be sure to schedule an eye exam. During your appointment, be sure to discuss all your concerns about your eyes and vision with your eye doctor. Also, it is imperative to tell your eye doctor about any history of eye problems in your family and what medications you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, vitamins, or herbs. This information will help your eye doctor to give appropriate recommendations to keep your eyes healthy.

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References: American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Optometric AssociationThe content is researched and vetted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association. This blog provides information and discussion about eye health and related subjects. The content provided on this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be considered medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.