The Aging Process Impacts Your Eyes

The aging process impacts your eyes just like every other part of your body, and there are a number of age-related eye diseases, such as glaucoma,  that you may develop as you enter your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

Glaucoma is actually a group of conditions which cause damage to your optic nerve and if untreated, may lead to vision loss. It is generally caused by increased pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure). Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. In most cases, the vision loss you experience is so gradual that it will not impact your ability to see clearly until your glaucoma has reached an advanced stage.

Fortunately, the vision loss associated with glaucoma is preventable with early treatment. Due to the gradual development of symptoms, it is important to go for a comprehensive eye exam that includes a glaucoma screening every year or two after the age of 40.

Learn more about Glaucoma Risk Factors

Types of Glaucoma
Symptoms of Glaucoma
What To Look For
Potential Glaucoma Treatment Options
Factors We Consider When Recommending Treatment

 



 

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