Issue: You can't escape presbyopia (difficulty with near vision focus).
What to Do: Have routine eye exams at least every two years, and explore vision correction options.
Issue: Be aware of increased risk of dry eye & computer vision syndrome.
What to Do: Eat a healthy diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Issue: Risks increase for cataracts, glaucoma & macular degeneration (AMD).
What to Do: Have routine eye exams.
Issue: Presbyopia becomes more advanced.
What to Do: Multiple eyewear solutions might be needed for presbyopia at this age.
Issue: Risk of dry eye increases for women after menopause.
What to Do: Tell your eye doctor about medications (some can cause visual side effects, including dry eye).
Issue: Risks increase for common age-related eye diseases (see 50s above).
What to Do: Besides regular eye exams, have annual physicals to identify underlying conditions such as diabetes that might cause eye problems.
Issue: Ability to see in low lighting decreases.
What to Do: Use brighter lights for reading. Allow more time to adjust to changing light conditions.
Issue: Age-related eye changes cause visual disturbances such as spots & floaters.
What to Do: If eye floaters appear suddenly, see your eye doctor immediately (this might be a retinal detachment).
70's & 80's
Issue: Most people in this age group already have or will develop cataracts.
What to Do: Cataract surgery is the only option for correcting cataracts.
Issue: Color vision declines, and visual fields begin to narrow.
What to Do: Ask your eye doctor about eyewear or lenses for increasing contrast vision. Use extra caution while driving.