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Bifocals, Trifocals and Progressive Multifocals for Seniors

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Age-related changes in vision starts around the age of 40 years. It is usually minor in the early stages but gets progressively worse over time. This age-related change in vision is known as presbyopia. It must not be mistaken with the other vision problems in life such as myopia (short sight), hyperopia (far sight) or […]

Diabetes Eye Disease (Retinopathy) in Elderly Diabetics

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the retina in the eye. The retina contains the cells that are responsible for our vision. Patients may not show any symptoms during the early stages of diabetic retinopathy but various vision abnormalities such as distorted and blurred vision appear as the […]

Eye Strain in the Elderly

Eye Strain in the Elderly

Eye strain which is medically referred to as asthenopia occurs with overuse of the eyes particularly from viewing objects at a fixed distance over a long period of time. It is a common problem in all age groups especially in this day and age with long hours of computer use, watching television and reading. The […]

Sunglasses for Eye Protection in the Elderly

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Although the use of sunglasses in the young are often seen as more of a fashion statement, it is very much an essential part of eye protection. This is especially in the case in the elderly who are prone to eye-related disorders that are directly related to UV exposure, most commonly from sunlight. The importance […]

Age-Related Vision Changes and Eyesight Problems in the Elderly

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Common eyesight problems are not limited to the elderly. Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia or hypermetropia) and astigmatism are common earlier in life and tend to either be present from birth or develop in early childhood. All of these conditions may worsen with age and particularly in the senior years. However, there are three vision problems […]


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