Over 60 and Your Vision

Over 60 and your vision poses many challenges. It's a time to be alert to the vision changes that can steal your sight.

But regular eye exams and informed lifestyle choices can keep your eyesight keen through your 60's, 70's, and beyond. Over Sixty and Your Vision suggests seven steps for protecting aging eyes, and also discusses some major vision-related concerns:

If you have been driving for half a century, you may not feel a need for driving tips. Normal changes in eyesight during aging, however, may necessitate some changes in your driving style to maintain your safe driving record.

Vision changes as we age are only to be expected. Age-related vision changes require adjustments, but relatively few age-related eye conditions result in permanent loss of sight.

Instead, the changes in vision that occur as we get older are more likely to be considered an unavoidable nuisance, something we may not want to deal with, but we must.

Vision loss, on the other hand, can be avoided. This article in Over 60 and Your Vision discusses cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

Also, don't miss Aging Eyes: How to Protect Them and Ten Ways to Protect Your Eyesight. Following their recommendations will not guarantee perfect vision for aging eyes, but they will greatly reduce your risk of a sight-robbing condition that could be prevented.


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