|Description:||This woman pictured here from an anterior view, was reading a novel by the authoress, Agatha Christie, in the comfort of her home. The book’s pages were well-lit, thereby, reducing the possibility of eye-stain.|
Age-related changes in the eye can cause problems in one’s visual acuity, or the clarity with which one sees, both close-up, and far away.
To make sure you keep seeing clearly, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It's the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of a serious but treatable eye disease.
You should have a dilated eye exam regularly to check for common eye problems. If you haven't had an exam for some time, schedule one this month, during Healthy Vision Month. CDC's Vision Health Initiative and the National Eye Institute are encouraging Americans to make vision a health priority, because impaired vision affects our community.
For older Americans, vision loss usually comes from diseases tied to aging, including macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. A painless dilated eye exam is the only way to find these diseases in the early stages, and it will also find vision problems that can be corrected, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. An estimated 11 million Americans age 12 years and older could see better with glasses, including reading glasses; contact lenses; or eye surgery.