It’s common for people to think that vision loss is straightforward: one day your vision just changes. However, vision changes often happen so slowly that you don’t notice them. For World Vision Day in October, familiarize yourself with these subtle signs of vision loss, so you can recognize them in yourself or in an elderly companion. And if you do have vision loss, remember that you can get help to improve your vision. Read More »
Glaucoma refers to damage to the eye’s optic nerve, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Damage to the optic nerve occurs when the valve that regulates our natural eye fluid malfunctions, resulting in increased pressure in the eye. Unfortunately, the onset of glaucoma is painless and gradual, and vision usually seems normal as the damage is occurring. As a result, glaucoma can lead to blindness, as too much irreversible damage is done before a diagnosis is made. Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness. Read More »
Do you wear glasses? If not yet, you might want to start looking at styles. Depending on your age, you will be wearing them soon enough. Take a look at the number of seniors who wear glasses. That should tell you that our vision changes as we get older- and usually not for the better. But, is there anything you can do about it? Loss of vision is just a symptom of getting older, right? Well…yes….and no. Your vision will change, but how dramatically can depend on a few factors. Read More »
Are you at Risk?
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease associated with fluid pressure that typically affects people over 60 years of age with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, severe myopia (near sighted), previous eye trauma, smokers and those with long term steroid use such as corticosteroids/antihistamines or family history of the disease. It can damage the optic nerve causing loss of vision if left untreated and is the #1 cause of blindness. Many scientists believe that stress and nutritional deficiencies and lack of collagen are just a few of the causes. Read More »
It is no surprise that as you age, your body changes. Around the age of 40, you may notice that reading small print becomes trickier, colors aren’t as easy to distinguish and glare might bother you a bit more. These are all normal changes to your eye sight as you age. Read More »