Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss as we age. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than half of all Americans have them or have had surgery for them by the time they reach 80. The condition causes vision to become progressively clouded; a process that happens so
Changes in eye prescriptions are not the only vision issue adults face as they age. A new study in Optometry and Vision Science reports that older adults show a high rate of anisometropia, or unequal vision, which can be a leading contributor to disabling falls.
In the study, researchers analyzed vision
Astigmatism, for a relatively common eye condition, is not an especially well-understood term. Simply put, it’s a condition that results when your cornea is irregularly shaped.
Because of this condition, light can’t focus on the retina in the back of the eye, making it harder for you to focus on
Advancing age tends to make almost every part of the body a bit weaker and slower. Unfortunately your eyes are no exception. Aging can affect the shape of the eye and/or the functionality of its components. Refractive errors occur when the anatomy, or shape, of the eye prevents light from
In the past, LASIK was the go-to procedure to eliminate the need for glasses. “While LASIK continues to be the procedure of choice for younger people, lens replacement surgery (LRS) using laser technology may make the most sense for older adults,” says Rex Hamilton, MD, medical director of the UCLA
Cataracts—those cloudy spots that blur your vision—are the most common eye disease in older adults and affect more than 25 million Americans, 61 percent of whom are women. Although surgery is the only means to remove them, you can take measures to reduce your risk. “Cataracts may be unavoidable for