CHILDREN’S VISION: BIRTH TO 24 MONTHS OF AGE
Steps in Infant Vision Development
Signs of Eye and Vision Problems
What Parents Can do to Help With Visual Development
Baby’s First Eye Exam
Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. Also, they need to learn how to use the visual information the eyes send to their brain in order to understand the world around them and interact with it appropriately.
ADULT VISION: 19 to 40 YEARS OF AGE
Dealing With Visual Stress at School or on the Job
Ensuring Eye Safety at Work, Home or Play
Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun
Most adults, aged 19 to 40, enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries. By taking proper steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect your eyes from stress and injury, you can avoid many eye and vision problems.
ADULT VISION:41 TO 60 YEARS OF AGE
Understanding Age-related Vision Changes
Encountering Problems with Near Vision After 40
Warning Signs of Eye Health Problems
If you are over 40 years of age, you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in your eyes can start to affect your work and enjoyment of life.
Beginning in the early to mid-forties, most adults may start to experience problems with their ability to see clearly at close distances, especially for reading and computer tasks. This normal aging change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time.
ADULT VISION: OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE
Age-related Eye and Vision Problems
Driving Safely After 60
Dealing with Vision Loss
It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps to safeguarding your vision.
As you reach your 60s and beyond, you need to be attentive to warning signs of age-related eye health problems that could cause vision loss. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly and you may not be aware of changes to your vision until the condition is quite advanced. But wise lifestyle choices and regular eye exams can significantly improve your chances of maintaining good eye health even as you age.