During elementary school, my sister’s teacher scheduled a consultation with my parents. At this meeting, this caring educational professional talked with my parents about my sister’s potential eye problems. My teacher felt my sibling couldn’t see the board in the front of the classroom. My parents sat down with my sister and talked with her about seeing an eye doctor. Thankfully, my sister visited a trusting optician who knew how to successfully work with younger kids. After receiving her new pair of glasses, she began excelling in school. On this blog, I hope you will discover ways to prepare kids for successful appointments at an optician’s office. Enjoy!
If you are in your forties, age-related vision changes may already be a part of your life, even if you haven't admitted it yet. For many people, the first sign of vision changes occurs gradually as they near middle age. This vision change is typically mild and causes you to have difficulty reading or doing close-up work. It is easily corrected with reading glasses, but not all age-related vision changes are as easy to treat. Cataracts, another common age-related vision problem, must often be corrected with surgery. Learn the warning signs that you may be developing cataracts and learn what you can do about it.
Who Gets Cataracts?
Nearly everyone experiences some cataract formation on the lens of the eye as they age. This can dull your vision and cause colors to look more muted. Because it happens gradually, you may not be aware that you have a problem until you catch yourself struggling to differentiate between your navy socks and your black socks. According to Healthline, 20 million people over the age of 40 have some degree of cataracts in one or both eyes. Of that 20 million, 6 million will have surgery to remove them. Here are some common symptoms of cataracts to watch for:
How do you treat cataracts?
During the early stages of cataract growth, changing your environment, such as using brighter light to read, wearing anti-glare glasses and strengthening the prescription in your reading or driving glasses may be all you need to live comfortably. Cataract surgery is typically delayed until the cataracts interfere with your daily functioning. When surgery is performed, the surgeon will remove your old, faded lens and replace it with a new artificial lens. You may see a dramatic improvement in your vision as soon as the eye heals.
If you suspect you may have cataracts, visit your eye doctor at an optical lab for a thorough eye exam. He will work with you to help improve your vision and help you decide when (and if) surgery is right for you.Share
23 August 2016