20s and 30s
If you are getting enough rest, eating an antioxidant-rich diet, practising good hygiene (including frequent hand-washing to minimize germs and bacteria), your good habits will aid your eye health. If you require vision correction, you may consider surgery.
40s and 50s
If you have a harder time focusing on objects that are close or need more light to see, you may be developing presbyopia, a natural condition that happens to almost everyone. You may, however, also experience loss of peripheral vision, cloudy vision, blurred images or dull colours, floaters or flashes of light.
Glaucoma, macular degeneration and low vision are more common as we age. Your best defence is proactive eye care.
Regular eye care can help detect and even slow a developing disease. See an ophthalmologist or optometrist at least once every two years. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, visit more often.
Optician Patrycja Hajnos runs Unique Vision Centre in Stoney Creek, Ontario. The centre provides eye exams, eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and children’s eyewear. They also offer task specific eyewear, i.e. for hunting, cycling, safety glasses. If you can’t go to them, they will come to you. Their home service provides a licensed optician to assist you in frame and lens selection, as well as proper fitting of your new eyewear.