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A lot can change with our bodies over time, and it’s normal for our vision to be one of these changes as we get older. Some of the first
signs of changing vision come in the form of needing reading glasses to view smaller print and requiring better, brighter lighting. Some people may also notice that they have trouble making out certain colors as well as trouble focusing on objects.
Some of the most common eye conditions to appear in elderly individuals include:
There is a lot that can be done to prevent and manage common eye conditions.
Joshua Herz, MD, Ophthalmologist, gives the following advice on what to look for to identify eye problems early:
Many eye conditions and diseases do not have symptoms. For this reason, it’s important to see an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
What do you do to keep your eyes healthy?