Aging and Your Eyes

As you age, it is normal to notice changes in your vision. A few common changes for older adults include:

• Losing the ability to see up close

• Having trouble distinguishing colors, such as blue from black

• Needing more time to adjust to changing levels of light

These problems are often easily corrected. Glasses, contact lenses, and improved lighting may help and enable you to maintain your lifestyle and independence.

Your risk for some eye diseases and conditions increases as you grow older, and some eye changes are more serious. Keep your eyes as healthy as possible by getting regular eye exams so any problems can be spotted early.

To find out what you can do to protect your vision as you age, from the National Institute on Aging, CLICK HERE.