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SIGNS YOUR EYES ARE AGEING

Your vision specifically for near naturally
deteriorates over time. Prescription
eyewear is normally all that’s
needed, but there are more
serious eye conditions.

AGE RELATED
VISION SYMPTONS

  • Difficulty seeing objects up close
  • Poor depth perception
  • Changes in colour vibrancy
  • Problems seeing in dim light
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Problems driving – e.g. an inability to see road signs clearly, or slowness adapting to glare at night

 

CONDITIONS IN
AGEING EYES

As people grow older, they're more at risk of developing certain eye conditions and diseases. Some of the most prevalent age-related conditions are detailed below.

AGE-RELATED FAR-SIGHTEDNESS (PRESBYOPIA)

Age-related long-sightedness can result in blurred vision over certain distances, especially when looking at nearby objects.

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DRY EYES

Tear ducts may deteriorate with age and lose moisture. This may lead to dry and uncomfortable eyes, which may be red and irritated. Eye drops can help.

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CATARACTS

Cloudy patches develop on the lens of the eye, affecting your vision. Prescription glasses and brighter reading lights may be effective as a short-term measure.

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GLAUCOMA

Often a hereditary condition, glaucoma can be symptomless. But sometimes damage occurs due to a build-up of pressure when fluid cannot drain from the eye.

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)

A gradual loss of central vision due to the deterioration of the macula (part of the retina). Treatment can slow its progression

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EYE TEST

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