For most people, eyes continue to develop and the structures change shape until about the age of 20. Between the ages of 20 and 40, most people experience stable vision and vision correction prescription. However, around your 40th birthday, your vision may begin to change again as you experience the effects of age.
Age and Vision
For most people, the loss of visual acuity after 40 is often the result of one (or both) of two conditions:
- Presbyopia—the diminished ability to focus on near objects
- Cataracts—a progressively cloudiness in the natural lens
For vision correction tailored to aging eyes, call Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM at 505-323-0800 or send us an email.
In the earliest stages, the changes in vision these conditions bring about may not be noticeable. In fact, some patients do not know they have a cataract until their eye doctor informs them of its presence during a routine exam. However, these conditions become more noticeable as time passes and objects and colors lose their precision.
Vision Corrections for 40+ Patients in Albuquerque
While sharpness may be restored with reading glasses or a slightly modified prescription, there are permanent vision correction options for conditions associated with aging eyes.
Monovision is a permanent vision correction solution for presbyopia. Monovision sharpens close-up focus of one eye (usually the non-dominant eye) and distance focus in the other (usually the dominant eye). Through neuroadaptation, you learn to re-see through the appropriately corrected eye, and the process becomes so automatic that you don’t even notice the difference. Monovision can be easily created during LASIK eye surgery, ICL, RLE or cataract surgery.
RLE (refractive lens exchange) replaces the natural lens with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) that corrects vision. RLE may be more appropriate than LASIK for patients who are significantly farsighted or have early lens changes from cataracts.
Vision Correction in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bernitsky Vision offers the most advanced vision correction treatments and LASIK technology to restore the vision of youthful eyes. You can even “try on” monovision using our trial frames. Contact Bernitsky Vision to schedule your consultation.