Senior Eye Care Center
What You Need To Know About Age-Related Eye And Vision Problems
You may not realize that health problems affecting other parts of your body can affect your vision as well. People with diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), or who are taking medications that have eye-related side effects, are at greatest risk for developing vision problems.
In the years after you turn 60, a number of eye diseases may develop that can change your vision permanently. Regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years.
As you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and dry eye.
Many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, but a dilated exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs. Early detection and treatment can help you save your sight. Even if you aren’t experiencing any vision problems, a dilated eye exam is recommended. How often you need to be seen depends on your specific risk factors.