Oct 16

Keeping our eyes healthy

Close-up of beautiful woman face. On white backgroundAs we age, our eyesight typically changes.  Diseases like glaucoma, other retinal conditions, macular degeneration and simple but annoying dry eyes become more common.  You might notice that your vision is not as clear as it once was or that it takes longer to focus when changing from reading to watching television.  Some of us may notice gray or black threadlike specs in our visual field.  These are known as “floaters”.  They may be indicators of an aging retina.  Floaters are much more common in those who are nearsighted and tend to be very visible where there is a white or light background such as on a bright snowy day.

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