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As your age changes, so does your vision. On this page, we’ve outlined the symptoms, conditions and treatments you’ll need to be aware of at every stage of your life – from your 20s to your 60s and beyond.

Your vision in your 20s

When you’re in your twenties, anything seems possible. The energy, the drive, the desire, it’s all there. Nothing can stand in your way. You work hard and you play hard as well. Your active lifestyle is all about freedom. You demand the best from yourself and others and you won’t let glasses or contacts get in the way.

We understand what it’s like. We’ve been there. However, when it comes to your eyes at this age, it is important to keep in mind that anything that you do now should serve you for many decades to come. The horizon of any procedure done at this age to eliminate glasses or contacts must be measured in decades, not just in years.

Here we present some of the options we think would work great given the demands of the lifestyle. Click on the options below to learn more.

Learn more about correcting refractive issues such as:

Understand the treatment options that are available to you:

Your vision in your 30s

How fun it is to be young and experienced! Being in your thirties means having a better idea of what you want and where you’re going. Gone is the naïveté of your twenties, but the energy and drive are still abundant. You’re ready for the big challenges ahead. You are more established and finally can afford the things you’ve always dreamed of. Now if you could only see better you’d enjoy them even more.

For patients in their thirties, there are special considerations when it comes to getting rid of glasses or contacts. Will I need glasses to read? How long will the effects of my treatment last? To learn more, click below on some of the options that are available for patients in this age group.

Consider the following treatments to help your eyes:

Your vision in your 40s

Forties are the new thirties. That may be so, but you are beginning to notice a very strange phenomenon. The closer you bring something to your face, the worse you can see it. You either have to take off your glasses or contacts, or put on reading glasses.

Presbyopia affects everyone, no exceptions. When considering vision correction in your forties, one must take into account various presbyopia treatment strategies. Here are a few of the conditions and treatments to start thinking about at this stage of your life:

Your vision in your 50s

In their fifties, most people get to enjoy the rewards of their hard work. With your career and personal life on track, it is not uncommon to take inventory of your lifestyle and general health. Frequently, vision is at the forefront of this introspection.

When considering vision correction at this stage, it is important to take into account the fact that this is the time when many ocular ailments like glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration begin to manifest themselves. There is absolutely no age limit on when to have vision correction done, but it is important to be certain that there are no surprises when it comes to your ocular health.

Here are the conditions and treatments that are likely to impact you in your fifties:

Your vision in your 60s and beyond

These are not your grandfather’s “Golden Years.” Whether you’re spending precious time with your grandkids, traveling, taking the long-awaited banjo lessons, surfing or skiing, you have places to go and people to see. You thought you’d have free time on your hands, but you’re busier than ever.

This is the time when patients who have never worn glasses or contacts, and those who have worn them all their lives, begin to notice that vision is not what it used to be. If you’re experiencing halos, glare, decreased contrast or color perception, double vision, eye fatigue, a need for more light, or difficulty reading small print, these could be symptoms of cataract formation.

While cataracts are the most common cause of decreased vision in patients in this age group, other more serious conditions could also be present. As such, we strongly recommend a thorough ophthalmic evaluation.

With that said, here are a few of the conditions that are very common as patients enter their sixties:

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No matter what your age and stage, your eye health is one of your most valuable assets.

Schedule a consultation at the Benjamin Eye Institute in Los Angeles today, and let us take care of your eyes for years to come.

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