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Guide to Ageing Vision

Vision declines in older drivers

The number of older motorists has reached a history record since people over 50 are still likely to maintain active lifestyles. On the other hand, poor night vision in older individuals is a serious traffic hazard.

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Separate and combined solutions to presbyopia

People with presbyopia from their middle ages may experience vision difficulty in certain distances. A single pair of eyeglasses may be no longer enough to provide satisfying vision correction. Separate solutions to presbyopic people include multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses, presbyopia surgery, and intraocular lenses implantation. However, a combination of certain of these solutions is also feasible.

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Various surgical solutions for presbyopia

Presbyopia is an unavoidable vision problem that bothers people above 40. Some eye doctors think that presbyopia is caused by the stiffening of the lens, while others suspect lens’ continued growth or related muscle atrophy.

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Improve night vision for older motorists

For safe night driving, older motorists should be clear about their vision conditions and follow expert advice. Some older drivers never visit ECPs for a long period. Vision declines are major causes of accidents among old people. Older drivers should visit eye doctors at least every two years, in order to get visual field tests, contrast sensitivity testing and so on.

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Visual tips for older motorists

Old individuals above 60 are poor in moving objects perception and peripheral vision and their reaction time also slows. Certain age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can still compromise overall vision. All these negative factors put older drivers on a higher risk. Older motorists should keep in mind some useful tips during driving.

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Newly invented TruFocals for presbyopic patients

There is a recently created solution to presbyopia which is common in people over 40. As usually known, binoculars have the ability to focus the lenses as the wearers need. Now a new type of eyeglasses has also incorporated this focus adjustment feature with the brand name of TruFocals.

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Vision care in older citizens over 60

People above 60 are quite susceptible to age-related vision problems. For these older individuals, regular eye exams including critical tests for older eyes are helpful to detect potential eye diseases. Doctors will suggest proper treatments for specific vision problems. For example, advanced cataracts always require a cataract surgery, which replaces the cloudy lens with a healthy artificial lens. In most cases, cloudy or hazy vision can also be removed after a cataract surgery.

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Types and treatments of macular degeneration

A recent survey showed that a majority of macular degeneration cases occur in elderly people, so that the terms macular degeneration and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are usually used interchangeably. As a result, most doctors believe that macular degeneration is closely associated with the eye’s natural aging.

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Dry eye in older women

Dry eye is one of the most common ocular symptoms many people have experienced. In general, a wide range of conditions can lead to this eye problem. For instance, excessive eye strain or stress, too much computer use, and excessive tear vaporization are common causes. In addition, people in any age or health condition are likely to have dry eye more or less.

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Diet and supplements for eye health

Macular degeneration and cataracts are mostly found in old adults and may cause impaired vision or even blindness. Regular eye exams play an important role in detecting early vision problems, which in turn suggests appropriate treatments. There are still many ways in maintaining good eye health, such as lifestyle changes, proper UV protection, smoking quitting and so on. Another helpful method is to take eye beneficial nutrients, both from diet and supplements.

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