Common Age-Related Vision Problems
|Infant||Strabismus, also known as lazy-eye, can be corrected if detected early||Eyes do not appear properly aligned||Surgery or vision therapy|
|Childhood||Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism are common (and often hereditary) issues that can be corrected quickly with prescription lenses||Squinting, headaches, holding items too close to face||Prescription lenses|
|Teens Through Young Adult||Digital eye strain can lead to tired, dry eyes and blurry vision||Strained, dry or tired eyes, headaches||Limit screen time, move farther away from screens, take frequent breaks, and use desk lighting to reduce glare|
|After 40||Presbyopia is a normal and very common vision change||Difficulty seeing things up close, hard to perform close-up tasks||Reading glasses, bifocals, multifocal contact lenses or laser surgery|
|After 50||Cataracts can affect one or both eyes||Hazy or blurred vision||Cataracts can be treated with surgery|
|After 60||Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss||Halos, blurry vision and eye pain, or sometimes no symptoms at all||Glaucoma can often be treated with surgery or medicated eye drops|
Tips to help maintain healthy eyes and vision.
- Protect your eyes while in the sun
- Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or operating machinery
- Eat a balanced diet
- Get regular exercise
- Schedule an eye exam at least every two years
No matter your age or life stage, it's important to schedule regular eye exams so your doctor can check for any vision changes and symptoms of eye disease. Remember that your CareCredit credit card can help cover expenses remaining after insurance coverage.* Use the Provider Locator to find an optometrist near you who accepts your CareCredit card.
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