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Aging Eyes - Robbing Your Vision

Author: Sara Goldstein

Nothing threatens your vision in more ways than age. Changes to your vision creep up as you age and suddenly these changes in eyesight rob you of your independence, when valued the most. Yet, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI), careful monitoring of your eye health and regular eye exams from an eye doctor in your area can help have good vision well into old age.

A scientific doctor with the National Institutes of Health says that America will spend between and million dollars on eye problems and that one American becomes blind or has severe vision loss every 11 minutes. Being aware of common age-related eye problems and knowing the warning signs of eye health concerns associated with age can curb the debilitating effects of eye problems.

Cataracts

Some say that cataracts are so common in aging eyes that this condition is a normal part of aging. Approximately half of all aging adults, aged 65 or older have eyes with cataract formation. Move up another decade and these numbers increase significantly. Knowing what causes cataracts and addressing your cataracts early can considerably improve your vision, especially with new options that offer implantable lenses that offer vision correction at ranges of vision. Common Symptoms of Cataracts include:

  • Clouded or blurred vision
  • Night vision difficulty
  • Need for brighter light to see
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions

Glaucoma

After the age of 40, your risk of developing glaucoma escalates with each passing decade. Estimates show that by 2020, Americans with glaucoma will increase by 50 percent to 3.6 million, so knowing the is important. Common symptoms of Glaucoma include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Severe eye pain
  • Headache
  • Haloes around lights

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Among American seniors, macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration and AMD, is the leading cause of blindness. Affecting more than 1.75 million people in the U.S., this number is expected to rise to almost three million, given our aging population.

Common Macular Degeneration Symptoms:

  • Blurry vision
  • Straight lines become crooked or wavy
  • Dark, empty area appearing in center vision
  • Drusen - yellow deposits under the retina

Diabetic Retinopathy

The NEI puts the number of Americans over the age of 40 with diabetes at around 10.2 million. Experts predict that 30% of people with diabetes have not yet been diagnosed. In the first group of Americans over the age of 40 with diabetes, the NEI estimates that 40 percent of those have diabetic retinopathy.

Common Diabetic Retinopathy symptoms:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Floaters in your vision
  • Eye pain
  • Partial or total loss of vision

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/vision-articles/aging-eyes-robbing-your-vision-2153120.html

About the Author

By contacting an ophthalmologist in your area, you can have your aging eyes examined for all of these eye conditions that could seriously affect your sight. For more information about these eye conditions, please visit the Internet resource www.eyes.com.


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7 Responses to Eyes Blurry Vision

  1. ticktock says:

    Would sleeping with your eyes partly opened cause blurry vision when first waking up?
    My 5 year old daughter has always slept with her eyes partly opened and a lot of times, when she first wakes up and opens her eyes, her vision is blurred. Her eyes are fine after a minute and also fine during any other time of day. I’m just wondering if maybe it does that because of sleeping with her eyes open. Has anyone ever heard of this?

    • Matt L says:

      Dry eyes will cause blurry vision. The eye is normally covered by a tear film, and it is a very important part of the optical power of the eye. At night, we stop producing tears and lose this tear film. If you sleep with your eye partly open, it’ll cause some more drying and discomfort.

  2. TheBigFatKidThatCanWalk10Miles says:

    Can your eyes recover from blurry vision?
    I was just wondering. Because my daughter claims that a month of non-electronic usage has improved her vision, although I doubt that. I know the eye is complex and can adapt, but I just dont know for sure. Anyone clarify this for me?

  3. dudee. says:

    My eyes have been red for a long time and blurry vision?
    my eyes are really really red until now and i have really blurry vision after putting contacts that i havent used for 1 year in my eye, when its water is REALLLYYYY dirty. please help me is this gna stay forever the redness on my eye and the blurry vision? PLEASE im scared.

    my question is WILL THIS BE PERMANENT? WHAT CAN I DO? PLEASE help me

  4. Antonio V says:

    Are my dry eyes and blurry vision related?
    Just got new glasses and these have a stronger prescription than the ones before. I also went with a high index lens and not the kodak high index lenses that I had used before. I did not have the blurry vision before. I see ok for about half the day then my vision goes down hill on my left eye which use to be my better eye with the old prescription and glasses. I also notice that my dry eye has gotten worse. What is going on?

    • LindyN says:

      Dry Eyes can be related to your blurred vision, But I would recommend that you go back to wear you got your glasses to have them rechecked. Are you seeing anyone for your dry eyes? Are you using any eye drops for relief? You might need to look into Restasis – it helps your body produce more tears. But in the end, just talk to your optometrist and see what he/she would recommend.

  5. Clark J says:

    my eyes are going me problems..They are burning,blurry vision, eyes are so heavy all the time?
    Everyday my eyes look so low and heavy to the point I look like Im sleep. My vision is always blurred and when I try to open them up wide they are so sore and ache alot and I dont know what to do to correct this. My doctor says that I look tired but thats it..I want to know what I can do at home to remedy this..Please help.

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