Do You Know The Signs Of Aging Eyes?

There are ways to help if you know what to look for.

If you have been lucky enough to have never needed eyeglasses or contact lenses in your life, encountering eye problems as you get older can be a bit frustrating. One year spring is in bloom and the next it might be hard to see leaves on a tree. Difficulty reading or working on a computer is a good indication that your focusing ability may be suffering due to aging eyes. Keep reading to learn the most common signs your vision is potentially changing and make sure to arrange your eye exam so our eye care experts can help you see clearly.

1. You need more light.

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A common eye condition is needing more light to see as you age. Brighter lights in your work area or next to your reading chair always have to be on to help make reading and other close-up tasks easier.

2. You can’t see up close.

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It could be a sign of vision changes if it’s hard for your eyes to focus in on near objects and printed materials. Trouble seeing things up close may be a sign that the lenses in your eyes have become less flexible over time.

3. You have problems with eye glare.

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When you’re caught in traffic, the sun’s reflection off the windshields and headlights at night seem brighter than usual. This is common in aging eyes. The lenses in your eyes might create more glare if the light that enters them gets scattered instead of honed in directly on the retina.

4. You see colors differently.

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Another eye problem you may experience is difficulty seeing and distinguishing certain shades of color. The change of color perception may be due to aging eyes and the clear lenses of your eyes discoloring.

5. You have fewer tears.

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Your eyes may feel dry and irritated because with age, the tear glands in your eyes tend to produce less liquid. However, for women, this eye condition could also be a sign you are experiencing hormonal changes.

If you happen to notice any of these eye problems, you should be able to regain clear, comfortable near vision, despite aging eyes, with the right help. Don’t live in a blur and help yourself see clearly again. Visit your neighbourhood Pearle Vision to get more information or arrange an eye exam*.


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