Age Is Just a Number…Until Your Vision Changes
- Posted on: Mar 15 2018
Aging can sometimes feel like a real thorn in your side. Not only can you start to develop things like fine lines and wrinkles across your skin, but you can also start to develop vision problems like presbyopia and even cataracts. So, what are these two eye conditions and how can they be treated? Let’s take a closer look.
It’s not a matter of if you’ll get presbyopia but it’s just a matter of when. Presbyopia is an eye condition caused by aging eyes. When you’re young, your lenses on your eyes are soft and flexible which makes it easy for you to see things both up close and far away. As you age, however, these lenses start to harden which makes it harder for you to see things up close— making reading glasses a necessity. Luckily, with the help of our eye specialists at Physicians Eye clinic, we can properly diagnose you and get you either glasses or contacts to restore your vision.
Some patients around the age of sixty start to develop an eye condition called cataracts which cause a fogging or a clouding of the lens. Although cataracts are usually gradual, they can cause blindness if they go left untreated. With an early diagnosis, cataracts can typically be treated with non-surgical options like anti-glare glasses, brighter lighting, magnifying lenses, or new corrective lens-prescriptions. If those treatments don’t work, then we may recommend surgery.
Even though aging can sometimes be a drag, it also comes with enough wisdom, knowledge, experience, and memories to make it all worth it. If you have noticed a change in your vision health, schedule an eye examination at our Everett office today: (425) 259-2020.
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