Vision, over time, undergoes modifications resulting from the aging process and changes the way the person sees the world and relates to everything around them. As you get older, you usually need more light to read and notice nearby objects. But one of the biggest annoyances is the difficulty in doing things that once seemed simple and easy. Reading a package leaflet, for example, or shaving, or taking off the eyebrow, are activities that can turn into a daily nightmare for those over 40.
It is a fact that, after 40, the eyes find it much more difficult to focus on nearby objects with the same skill as before, in their 20s or 30s. Even driving at night becomes more dangerous, as the formation of halos and reflexes increases considerably.
But one of the problems that most concern ophthalmologists are the reduction in the production of tears. This is a problem that has to be controlled and observed closely, especially in postmenopausal women. After all, if the eyes begin to dry out, eye irritation is a constant - causing frequent malaise in patients. Having a certain amount of tears is essential to keep the eyes healthy and the vision clear.
In the opinion of the ophthalmologist, people between 40 and 60 years of age have to take good care of vision, preventing the modifications that naturally occur that compromise their quality of life, family relationships, or professional performance.
Presbyopia is a problem that usually leaves the patient very upset. When least expected, he can not read messages on his cell phone, watch the time or check a restaurant's menu without putting his glasses down. This is all because the lens is losing elasticity over the years until at some point in middle age the vision accommodation system is totally inefficient. This problem could be corrected by surgery or to the ones who want to avoid surgery, Glens reading glasses will be a great help with this problem.
In addition to presbyopia, it is also at this stage that the risk of developing other vision problems increases. Therefore, even if you do not need to wear glasses, any adult over 40 years should be examined for other eye diseases, such as ocular hypertension, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc. People who already suffer from diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, hypertension, depression and arthritis - and who take medications regularly - are always more subject to side effects that result in important eye diseases. Therefore, the doctor recommends that, at least once a year, this type of patient should consult with his ophthalmologist.