Over the age of 60, you can avoid many types of eye diseases and disorders by eating well, always wearing sunglasses while outdoors and, of course, by not smoking.
You should be vigilant about your regular visits to your eye specialist, especially if there's anything unusual happening to your vision.
The sooner you are diagnosed, the sooner you can begin treatment that can keep many diseases under control.
This is also the age where you may develop cataracts. The good news is that cataract surgery is the most successful procedure in the world. And with breakthroughs in artificial lens technology such as trifocal lenses, you may find that your vision is even better than it was when you were young.
Many people who have had surgery are surprised and delighted that they no longer depend on their glasses. This is because artificial lenses such as trifocal lenses are now so advanced that they can provide a person with clear distance, middle and near vision.
Because presbyopia – age-related vision loss – involves the natural lens of the eye, it stands to reason that lens surgery is the solution. So, is it right for you? Find out more about lens replacement surgery.
The risk of glaucoma increases with age, which is why it’s crucial that everyone in their sixties should have regular visits with their optometrist or GP. Learn more about glaucoma and how it is treated.