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Most adults experience a change in the quality of their vision as they age.
While vision changes are often a natural consequence of aging, you should still schedule an annual exam with your eye doctor.
Here are three reasons why:
Poor vision can affect your balance, which makes you more likely to fall.
Decreases in peripheral vision can be dangerous, especially if you’re crossing a busy street or driving a car.
Difficulty reading print can make it hard to follow directions, whether it's how to follow a recipe, operate equipment or take a medication.
Having your doctor check your eyes and prescriptions every year can help improve your quality of life and keep you safe.
An annual eye exam can help catch serious conditions early to give you the best chance of successful treatment.
Some age-related eye conditions don’t have severe warning signs or symptoms, making it all the more important to have a professional take a look every year.
Three serious eye issues that especially affect seniors are:
Through routine examinations, your eye doctor can also detect undiagnosed health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure.
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