Unless you were born blind or had issues with your eye sight at an early age, taking care of your eyes may not seem like an important thing to pay attention to. But as you get older, it's something you want to make sure you are aware of and know the condition of before it's too late. It varies by age, but you should be seeing the optometrist at least 2-3 times a year (between ages of 20-39) and 4-5 past the age of 40. Adults in their 40s tend to be more prone to eye dieses such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and presbyopia. Getting screened is very important so precautions can be taken to prevent major damage from occurring.
Cataracts are essentially a clouding of the lens of an eye. The only real treatment for cataracts is surgery. Some have recommended eye drops (can-c eye drops ), but there is some disagreement whether drops work or not. The only way to know what option is best is to consult your optometrist.
Macular degeneration is a medical condition that traditionally is seen in adults over 50. This disease makes it difficult to recognize faces, read though enough peripheral vision is left to allow people to still do some regular activities.
Glaucoma is a disease that starts in the optic nerve and slowly takes away a person’s eye sight. There is no definite age that this begins, though people over 50 are more prone to this. It should be noted that early onset glaucoma is rare, so if you have issues with your eyesight at a young age make sure you are tested every year for this.
Quite simply this condition makes it difficult to focus on near objects . While this disease’s mechanics aren’t known, the first signs of this are the ability to see well during dim light or focusing on small objects and fine print. This is usually noticed in adults between the ages of 40 and 50.
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