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How Our Eyesight Changes as We Age

As we age, our bodies don’t function as well as they used to, and that includes our eyes. While it’s natural for your vision to deteriorate with age, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common age-related vision and eye problems, and provide some tips on how to minimize the risks associated with them.

Common Eye Problems in Older Adults
The two most common eye problems in older adults are cataracts and glaucoma. Cataracts are cloudy or opaque areas in the lens of the eye that cause blurred or distorted vision, while glaucoma is an eye disease caused by increased pressure within the eyeball that can lead to optic nerve damage. Some other common age-related eye conditions include macular degeneration (an age-related deterioration of the retina), dry eyes, and presbyopia (the inability to focus on close objects).

How to Protect Your Eyesight
The good news is that there are some steps you can take to help protect your vision as you get older. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins A, C, and E can help reduce your risk of developing certain eye diseases. Additionally, regular exercise has been shown to improve circulation throughout the body—including the eyes—and reduce inflammation throughout the body (including around the eyes). Finally, regular eye exams are essential for maintaining good vision health; ask your doctor about scheduling an exam at least once a year.

As we all get older, it's important to take care of our eyes so we can maintain our vision health for as long as possible. By eating a healthy diet full of vitamins A, C, and E; exercising regularly; and scheduling routine eye exams with your doctor or optometrist every year or two – you'll be taking proactive steps towards protecting yourself from developing any serious age-related vision or eye problems. With just a few simple lifestyle changes—and regular checkups—you can keep your eyes healthy and give yourself peace of mind knowing that you're doing everything you can do maintain great vision health!