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Eyesight appears to have changed in six months

Question

I had my eyes tested in April 2011 and it was concluded that I required glasses for reading only. However, since this time I have seen a decline in my sight for watching tv, especially the text and for long distance on roads for signs etc. Is it possible that ones sight can decline in such a short time? Thank you

Answer Written answer:

It is possible, particularly if your in the last 40's to 50's age group. Your eyes can change quite quickly at this age and you can find that you become much more dependent on glasses.  So it's back to the opticians to see what they say!

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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