At InVision Eyecare, we understand that every patient has a unique case and different needs. We offer a personalized approach to patient care, and design creative treatment plans tailored to the individual. However, there are commonalities among our patients that are largely related to their age.
Here, we explore the most common vision concerns over the decades and how we typically address those concerns.
20s and 30s
In general, adults in their 20s and 30s have relatively healthy eyes. Prevention is key during these years to preserve the health of the eyes and avoid serious problems in the future. Prevention involves:
- Protecting the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays and other natural elements (e.g., cigarette smoke)
- Avoiding eyestrain from long-term technology usage (i.e., staring at a computer monitor all day)
- Scheduling regular eye exams to check vision prescriptions and catch problems in their early forms
Some adults in their 20s and 30s have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, and may opt for laser vision correction to address the refractive error. By reducing or eliminating dependence on glasses/contact lenses, laser vision correction can improve a person’s overall quality of life.
The natural aging process causes vision changes, usually after the age of 40. Presbyopia is the age-related decline of the eye’s focusing ability, due to the hardening of the lens. The condition can make it difficult to read or perform other tasks at close-range. In the past, people that developed presbyopia would use reading glasses or multifocal contact lenses. However, InVision Eyecare offers two surgical options to treat presbyopia: monovision blended LASIK and near-vision conductive keratoplasty.
As a person enters their 50s, the risk of developing glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts increases. This is why it’s especially important to continue attending regular eye exams and note any significant changes in vision. Catching these problems in their early stages improves the chance of successful treatment.
One of the most widespread vision concerns amongst adults in their 60s is cataracts. As the eye ages, protein molecules start to clump together and cloud the lens. This causes blurry vision and makes it difficult to drive at night and read small print. Cataracts also render glasses and contacts less effective. The solution is cataract surgery, in which the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens implant. Cataract surgery reduces dependence on glasses and contact lenses and corrects both distance and near vision. We offer premium lifestyle replacement lenses, which are especially versatile and greatly reduce our patients’ need for visual aids.
Contact InVision Eyecare Today
Are you experiencing problems with your vision? No matter what your age is, we are happy to sit down with you, explore your concerns and work on a plan of treatment. Please contact us at (732) 210-0140 to schedule an informational consultation.