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Vision by the Years: 40s and 50s

POSTED ON April 18, 2011

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Are you in your 40s and 50s and wear glasses or contact lenses? You’re in the majority. Most people in their 40s and 50s rely on some kind of vision correction. As we age, the muscles of our eye become less flexible and have greater difficulty focusing on objects that are close. Indiana eye doctors call this presbyopia and it happens to nearly everyone in our eye development. Adults over 40 may be at risk for developing eye problems if they have systemic conditions like diabetes ...

Are you in your 40s and 50s and wear glasses or contact lenses? You’re in the majority. Most people in their 40s and 50s rely on some kind of vision correction.

As we age, the muscles of our eye become less flexible and have greater difficulty focusing on objects that are close. Indiana eye doctors call this presbyopia and it happens to nearly everyone in our eye development.

Adults over 40 may be at risk for developing eye problems if they have systemic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Rest, regular exercise and proper nutrition are vital for your long-term eye health.

As part of a healthy diet, Indianapolis eye doctors suggest choosing foods rich in antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C. Foods like leafy, green vegetables and fish contain essential fatty acids that are important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision.

A regular eye exam with Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates is a vital step in maintaining healthy vision.  Alert your eye doctor immediately if you experience cloudy vision, blurred images, floating spots or a loss of peripheral vision.

Take care of your eyes in your 40s and 50s and you’ll have healthy vision for many more years!

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