There are several eye conditions that can be associated with advanced age. After all, as we get older, so do our eyes.
Vision impairment and vision loss among older adults is a global health issue, but particularly so in the United States. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1 in 6 Americans age 65+ has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
Vision loss is not simply caused by age, but rather by age-related health conditions. Our experts recommend that seniors (age 65+) get a comprehensive eye exam annually. This exam helps your eye doctor identify, diagnose, and treat any eye conditions that may impair vision early on.
The most common eye conditions that are often associated with advanced age include:
Adults’ eyes can undergo significant changes as they age, especially between the ages of 40-65. If you have not already, we strongly encourage you to begin visiting your eye doctor annually, no matter what your age! Together, we can keep your eyes healthy and looking to the future.