Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes have different needs as we age. That’s why it’s important to know which vision changes are a normal part of aging, and when something more serious may need the attention of an eye doctor.
Find out what to expect of your eyes in every era, discover proactive steps to preserve your healthy eye sight, and learn which corrective measures will help you see clearly and feel your best, no matter what your age!
Vision Changes in Your 20s and 30s
WHAT TO EXPECT
Generally speaking, adults in their 20s and 30s have healthy eyes and can effectively treat vision problems with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. But it’s never too early to start preserving your eye health! During this stage of life, prevention is key.
- Be sure to protect your healthy eyes from harmful everyday elements, like cigarette smoke and UV rays, which can increase your risk of age-related macular degeneration down the road.
- Be aware of occupational hazards, like long hours in front of computer monitors, which can lead to eyestrain andComputer Vision Syndrome.
- Schedule an annual eye exam to keep your prescriptions up-to-date and avoid any long-term damage.
“Practice good health and safety habits,” explains H. Chapman Leffingwell, OD, a VSP doctor at Ziegler Leffingwell Eyecare in West Allis, WI. “Wearing sunglasses, eating right, and not smoking will help preserve your sight at any age.”