Common Vision Issues & Vision Changes that may occur over time
As we all get older, our eyes keep changing and so does our vision. Here are just some common age related vision changes that you may notice as we age
Why are my eyes dry
Sometimes, this canbe cause by your tear-flow, your heater, your air conditioner, or other things in your environment. Some other causes include:
Aging, especially menopause
Certain drugs like antihistamines have side effects that can causedry eyes
Some Diseases affect your ability to create tears, like Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and collagen vascular diseases
Staring long hours at a computer screen, cell phone or working in poor light will cause visual stress. There are simple things we can suggest to give you relief.
You Require or Need More Light
If you find that you need more light. Be sure work and reading areas are well lit so you can read comfortably and do close work.
Presbyopia ( this happens to all of us )
The Eye’s ability to focus on items at close distance becomes more difficult. You’ll find yourself removing your glasses to see better up close. If you don’t wear glasses, you’ll hold reading material further away.
Changes in Color Perception
If the normally clear lens located inside your eye starts to discolor, it will be harder to see and distinguish between certain color shades.
If it is determened that you have any of these issues, Dr. Sidney F. Thomas III, O.D, and his vision team will provide an appropriate schedule of management and maintenance for the best possible care.