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Vision and Aging

Vision can change as you age. You may notice that you have to hold your books further away from your eyes than you used to or that it is harder to read the street signs. Some changes to your eyesight are more serious than others, but for many problems there are things you can do to protect your eyesight. The most important thing to do is to have regular, yearly eye exams by either an ophthalmologist or optometrist. The eye care professional should but drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils so that the back of each eye can be examined. This can detect some common eye diseases that have no early symptoms. Your eye glass prescription should be checked yearly also. Yearly check-ups with a physician to check for diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure is important also. These diseases can adversely effect eyesight if left undetected and untreated.