Your Eyes after Forty

If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you’ve probably noticed your eyes have changed. Most notably, the loss of near focusing ability.

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Most people start to notice a change in their eyes at age 40. At some point after the age of 40, everyone starts to experience blurred vision while doing work near the eyes. Short-sighted people may prefer to remove their specs for reading at this point. Also at age 40, your risk of eye diseases increases. Regular eye exams can help detect early signs of diseases that may have few or no symptoms.

The eye’s lens stiffens with age, so it is less able to focus when you view something up close. The result is blurred near vision. This is called presbyopia.There are many spectacle and contact lens solutions to correct presbyopia, but these are best considered in relation to the individual’s life style and vocational needs.