Safeguarding your vision beyond age 60 doesn't have to be a complicated issue. Mostly you will need to be aware of symptoms and warning signs indicating age-related vision problems that could cause vision loss. Regular eye examinations and your vigilance can significantly improve your chances of maintaining good and healthy adult vision while you age.
There is the possibility, after turning 60 that a number of eye diseases can develop to affect your vision permanently. You should be aware of the following age-related disorders:
You may begin to experience difficulty driving a car after 60. During this time, vision changes and potential eye conditions can affect driving ability. Some age-related vision changes that commonly affect older adults are:
Some of us will experience unduly bad sight after age 60 but it is important to understand that visual ability alone is not a criterion for the degree of visual difficulty a person may have. Those with reasonable 20/40 vision can have difficulty functioning, while others with bad 20/100 vision may not be suffering any great difficulty at all.
But there are low vision rehabilitative services that can provide people with the aid and resources needed to regain their independence. Your optometrist can assist in planning a rehabilitation program to enable you to live and work more effectively, safely and efficiently. Some of the devices used are: