VISION IN OLDER AGE

As we age, so do our eyes and vision.
Learn more about eye conditions at 60.

AGE RELATED
VISION SYMPTONS

  • Difficulty seeing objects up close
  • Poor depth perception
  • Changes in colour vibrancy
  • Problems seeing in dim light
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Problems driving – e.g. an inability to see road signs clearly, or slowness adapting to glare at night


EYE CONDITIONS
AT 60

Regular eye examinations will help identify problems as early as possible. Here are some of the conditions that typically affect people in their 60s:

AGE-RELATED LONG-SIGHTEDNESS (PRESBYOPIA)

Aged-related distant vision can mean that vision may be blurred over certain distances, and especially when looking at objects nearby.

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Dry eye syndrome

Tear ducts may deteriorate with age and lose moisture. This may lead to dry and uncomfortable eyes, which may be red and irritated. Eye drops can help.

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GLAUCOMA

Often a hereditary condition, glaucoma can be symptomless. But sometimes damage occurs due to a build-up of pressure when fluid cannot drain from the eye.

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CATARACTS

Cloudy patches develop on the lens of the eye, affecting your vision. Prescription glasses and brighter reading lights may be effective as a short-term measure.

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)

A gradual loss of central vision due to the deterioration of the macula (part of the retina). Treatment can slow its progression

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