It’s natural for your eyesight to change as you get older. What can you do about it?  I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate, with “LifeCycles.”

You can get reading glasses or bifocals, but consider multi-focal contacts or monovision contacts as options.   Dry eyes can make vision worse. Relieve them with use of over-the-counter or prescription artificial tears.  Flaring lights at night may mean you need to have your prescription glasses checked. A loss of color perception could be a symptom of cataracts. Loss of peripheral vision could be an early sign of glaucoma. Be sure to keep up on eye exams after age 50. Get medical attention immediately for any sudden change or loss of vision. This is never a normal part of aging. Quick attention could preserve your eyesight.

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