It is normal for our eyes to change as we get older. Even in our forties we can start to lose the ability to focus on things that are close, inevitably meaning we take longer to adapt to different focusses and require more light for certain tasks. This is called Presbyopia and can of be helped with good lighting, possibly a change in prescription or the addition of reading glasses.
Once we get into our sixties and beyond it is more likely that we will develop some form of eye disease. The most common of these are Cataracts, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Glaucoma. If caught early enough, most eye diseases can be treated, so it is important if you notice your vision changing, to get in touch with a member of my eyecare team, and make an appointment for a review of your vision.
We do have many comprehensive leaflets on eye disorders at both practices, but for convenience I've detailed below some basic information which I hope you find useful. I would reiterate, if you feel your vision is changing, please make an appointment to see us.