September is Healthy Aging Month! As you age, your eyes age too.
Presbyopia occurs naturally as you get older, and it’s the reason most seniors require reading glasses (if you’re myopic, your vision may seem to improve as you age). You can’t stop presbyopia from happening, but there are other age related vision conditions that can be slowed. Practice healthy eating and exercise, don’t smoke, and visit an eye care specialist for more frequent eye exams. Check out or Frequency of Eye Exams page for information on how often you should visit an optometrist.
Take care of your body and you’ll take care of your eyes, now and in the future.
For more information about Healthy Aging from the Glaucoma Research Foundation page.