Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes have different needs at every stage in our life. As these changes are happening, it’s important to know what vision through every stage of life looks like and understand which changes are a normal part of aging and which raise red flags as a concern.
Vision in your 20s and 30s
In most cases, adults in their 20s and 30s have healthy eyes and can effectively treat vision complications with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, during this age range, it is critical to protect your eyes from detrimental everyday elements – cigarette smoke, UV rays, etc. These are two elements that can increase your risk of age-related macular degeneration later in life.
Vision in your 40s
Although preventative measures will help maintain healthy eyes throughout your life, changes in vision are also a natural part of aging. During your 40s, the ability to focus, due to the hardening of the lenses in your eyes, may become more difficult. Adjusting the distance between your eyes and reading material will help in this area.
Vision in your 50s
The possibility of developing a number of age-related eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, will increase as we age. During this age, Glaucoma is definitely one to be aware of. Monitoring your vision for changes and taking multivitamins will aid in decreasing the severity of such eye diseases.
Vision in your 60s & beyond
Beyond the age of 60 Cataracts become extremely common. It’s inevitable that we will all develop cataracts as we age. Cataracts are caused by tiny clumps of protein molecules, which block light and causes faint vision. If severe impairment is caused to someone, cataract surgery can be performed to repair your vision.
No matter what age you are, prevention and a healthy lifestyle is imperative to maintain healthy eyes for years to come.