The good news is we’re all living longer. The bad news is, the longer we live the more likely it is that our eyes will succumb to age related diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Same sharpness

Even if our eyes remain healthy, a typical 60 year old won’t see with the same sharpness that they would have as a 30 year old.

Dr Nigel Best

Specsavers’ clinical spokesman Dr Nigel Best states some of the changes we can expect to occur in our eyes as we age:

• Having to hold small print farther away to read it

• Reduced pupil size • Yellowing of the lens

• Reduction in retinal pigment

• Colour vision changes

• Dry eyes

• Vitreous detachment- condition where the vitreous membrane separates from the retina

Full eye test

However, help is at hand at Specsavers where you can have a full eye test to diagnose your problem before choosing from their extensive range of frames.

Regular eye examination

Specsavers recommend regular eye examination at least once every two years or more frequently as advised by your optician.

Call 0800 068 0241 to book an appointment or find your nearest store.

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