How Vision Changes

January 28th, 2021
Our ophthalmologists in Mesa and Chandler have put together this infographic on how vision can change. It’s important to understand common challenges to eye health and vision. Some changes occur as part of the aging process while others stem from environmental factors. To retain and improve your vision, take precautions to protect your eyes and come to Swagel Wootton Eye Institute for regular eye exams.

Normal Changes Due to Aging

As you age, your eyes may have more trouble focusing and differentiating colors. Your ophthalmologist can fit you with eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. For those who prefer freedom from assisted vision, there are several surgical options to consider.

LASIK surgery can offer permanent improvement to you vision, treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK is like LASIK but uses slightly different method to access the cornea and is a good option for patients who have thinner corneas. During clear lens exchange procedures, ophthalmologists in Mesa and Chandler replace your natural lenses with new ones to correct your vision and prevent cataracts from forming.

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Age-related Eye Diseases

As well as normal vision changes related to aging, common eye diseases can impair your vision. The most common diseases related to aging include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Each of these conditions has one or more potential solutions, including cataract surgery in Mesa and Chandler, corrective vision devices, and other options. Consult with your ophthalmologist to find out which treatment options best fit your needs.

Factors Contributing to Eye Diseases

In Arizona, UV rays, dust and wind are factors you face daily. Learn how to protect your eyes without missing out on your favorite activities. Did you know that you can maintain or improve eye health with the right changes to your diet? Drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep also impact your vision. Ask our ophthalmologists in Mesa and Chandler for advice on how to make positive life changes to preserve your vision for a lifetime.

Contact Swagel Wootton Eye Institute today to make an appointment with top eye doctors, including experts in cataract and LASIK surgery in Mesa and Chandler.

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