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Vision by the Years: 60s

POSTED ON April 20, 2011

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Your eyesight changes as you get older. In your 60s it may be harder to see in the dark, and you may see some glare from shiny roads or sun hitting the pavement when driving or walking outside. Vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are prevalent in your 60s. Many of the symptoms go undetected and conditions can be quite advanced before noticeable vision changes occur.

Your eyesight changes as you get older. In your 60s it may be harder to see in the dark, and you may see some glare from shiny roads or sun hitting the pavement when driving or walking outside.

Vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are prevalent in your 60s. Many of the symptoms go undetected and conditions can be quite advanced before noticeable vision changes occur.

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Exercise, diet and rest are important keys to good health in your 60s. Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes. Indiana eye doctors suggest protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses that provide UVA and UVB protection.

You may not realize that health issues in other parts of your body have a direct effect on your vision. Conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure can lead to significant vision problems if they go untreated.

In your 60s it’s essential to get regular eye exams from Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates. Dr. Tavel can detect nearly 40 systemic diseases through a routine eye exam.

Early detection and treatment is key to maintaining healthy vision in your 60s.

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