Normal age-related vision changes include reduced near vision (presbyopia), trouble seeing in dim light (due to the pupil shrinking and letting less light into the eye), and difficulty driving at night. Additionally, color vision and contrast sensitivity may be reduced.
The good news: Most of these issues can be corrected with the right pair of eyeglasses to increase visual acuity and contrast, as well as reduce glare, or with a surgical procedure.
So, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to schedule an exam with your eye doctor right away:
- Difficulty focusing on small print
- Blurred near vision
- Experiencing eyestrain, fatigue, or headaches when doing close work or reading
- Needing to hold reading material or small objects at a distance to focus properly
- Requiring brighter lighting when focusing on near objects;
- Blind spots; and
- Any vision impairment changes