The Aging Eye
Adults in certain age brackets require more frequent eye care. Our eyes undergo many changes, starting from our mid to late 40s, that need specialized attention. From changes in our vision to an increased risk of eye disease, annual eye exams will allow your optometrist to keep a close eye on your vision and treat any conditions before they affect your quality of life.
Changes in colour vision:
Difficulty adjusting to changing light levels:
Changes in quality and quantity of tears:
A requirement for more light:
Our pupils become less responsive to light as we age, meaning we need more light than we did when we were younger to see clearly. Good lighting will help to prevent falls.
A need for reading glasses:
An increased risk for ocular diseases:
Changes to the eyes that come with age also increase our risk of developing diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Age-related eye diseases are some of the leading causes of blindness in Canada.