Changes to the structure of your eye as you age affect your vision and may result in vision disorders.
If you experience problems reading anything closer than arm's length, you may have presbyopia. With age your lens thickens, losing its ability to properly focus light.
The leading cause of reversible blindness in the United States, cataracts blur vision by clouding the eye's normally clear, transparent lens.
Caused by a progressive increase of pressure within the eye, glaucoma can lead to irreversible damage to the optic nerve. It affects 2.5 million Americans over age 40.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Anhydrosis, or dry eye, is caused by a shortage of tear production. Chronic dryness, left untreated, may lead to corneal damage.
AMD occurs when the central point of focus on the retina ( the macula) is damaged. Affecting as many as 15 million people over age 50, macular degeneration reduces the ability to see fine detail and may lead to blindness.
Successful treatment of these disorders depends on early diagnosis. Safeguard your sight and vision health with annual, comprehensive eye-health examinations and seek prompt treatment for problems.