Eyes Fail As You Age; Steps Can Slow Decline

Diet, Exercise Can Help Vision
By age 45, very few people can thread a needle or read a book without glasses.
While children can focus on objects an inch away, middle-aged adults may not be able to focus on anything closer than one or two yards.
This is a condition called presbyopia, says Dr. Emily Chew, an ophthalmologist who has been at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Md., for 22 years. As we age, the lens of the eye loses its elasticity and its ability to change shape. While Chew says that the condition is inevitable, but she points out that it’s fixable. You just need glasses…[Read the Full Article Here]

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~ by clearvisioneyecare on January 9, 2010.

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