As we age, so do our eyes. Though weakened vision is inevitable and the chance of disease increases, there are preventive steps you can take to strengthen your eye health and solutions available to help alleviate declining eyesight.
Though aging eyes will always be working against you, there are preventive measures you can take to maintain good eye health. Many eye problems can be prevented or corrected if caught early. The most crucial step is making sure you get regular eye exams and set up an appointment with your eye doctor if you have additional vision concerns.
Here are six of the most common vision challenges and eye problems you may run into as you age, as well as simple treatments for relief.
Many diseases can be treated if they are caught quickly, however there are eye emergency signs that you’ll want to watch for, such as:
- Sudden onset of blurry vision
- Increase in new eye floaters
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Redness and/or swelling of your eye or eyelid
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, reach out to your eye doctor as soon as possible.
Whether or not you are concerned about aging eye issues, one way to stay on top of any developing eye problems is to have an annual eye exam. At VSP, we want to help you take care of your eye and vision health needs. Our network eye doctors are happy to help you at every age stage. Learn more about the benefits VSP vision insurance plans provide.
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Healthy vision association discounts
Some plans can only be accessed through membership in the Healthy Vision Association (HVA), which helps its members see well and stay healthy.
For $1.50/mo, your membership will give you access to exclusive discount programs* on everyday goods and services including:
Plus, your membership supports vision-related charities too.
*All rebates and special offers are subject to change