Blurriness is typically an issue that corrective lenses can fix. Wavy or warped vision is another problem. If parallel lines seem to bend, it can be a sign of macular degeneration. This condition is not an issue of improper focus but is a breakdown of the retina. A doctor can prescribe treatments that may slow the progression of the degeneration.
Difficulties Seeing at Night
Reduced perception at night is typical for aging eyes. However, if you notice a sudden change, it may be an early sign of vision loss. At nighttime, seeing halos around streetlights is a symptom of cataracts. When you report these issues as soon as possible, there is a greater chance for a successful treatment.
For some people, the work required to correct their vision causes headaches. You may be overworking the muscles around your eyes. If headaches are a problem, stepping away from your desk and focusing your attention on a spot 20 feet in front of you can relax the tension.
Difficulty at the Computer
Your computer is another place where it can be difficult to find a comfortable distance. The place you can see clearly may be too far away for typing at your keyboard. Your optometrist can make recommendations for improving your vision when you work with a screen all day.
Troubles Adjusting from Dark to Light
Your iris handles changes in brightness by opening and closing. With age, the muscles weaken and do not react as quickly. You will find that you are more sensitive to bright lights after you have been in the dark. The opposite problem is also common. When you were younger, you thought nothing about going out after dark. Now, when you step outside, it takes a long time for your eyes to adjust.
Blurriness is the hallmark of presbyopia. The severity of this issue depends on factors like eye shape and age. Clients with nearsightedness or farsightedness may also see extra vision changes as they get older. An optometrist uses precise measuring tools to prescribe lenses that will focus light onto your retina and give you a clear view.