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CHANGING VISION
40 AND BEYOND

It's only natural for our eyes to change with time. 
People generally experience the greatest changes
to their vision during their 40s and 50s.

EYE
CONDITIONS

As you reach your 40s you may notice your vision changing as the retina becomes less light sensitive. 

Discover more about eye conditions and diseases that may impact you in your 40s and 50s below.

Glare

If you're over 40, you may notice increased glare from the sun reflecting off the windshield when driving, or from headlights at night.

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DRY EYES

Tear ducts may deteriorate with age and lose moisture. This may lead to dry and uncomfortable eyes, which may be red and irritated. Eye drops can help.

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Age related far-sightedness (Presbyopia)

Age-related long-sightedness can result in blurred vision over certain distances, especially when looking at nearby objects.

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GLAUCOMA

Often a hereditary condition, glaucoma can be symptomless. But sometimes damage occurs due to a build-up of pressure when fluid cannot drain from the eye.

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)

A gradual loss of central vision due to the deterioration of the macula (part of the retina). Treatment can slow its progression

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CATARACTS

Cloudy patches develop on the lens of the eye, affecting your vision. Prescription glasses and brighter reading lights may be effective as a short-term measure.

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EYE TEST

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