Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping
Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS
Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS
Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)
Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)
Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)
Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.
Section (A) ASTIGMATISM
Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS
Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers
Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma
By about sixty years of age, the focusing power in the eye reduces
close to its lowest level. After this age, there is a reduction
in the frequency of changing of the presbyopic lens prescription,
provided there are no other causative factors such as cataract etc.
Patients are often surprised that they can see with the same pair
of glasses almost ten years later (i.e. at seventy years of age).
Of course, many people do require a change in prescription for other
reasons, particularly cataractous changes.
A common complaint relating to spectacles
is the difficulty that one experiences in adjusting to new spectacles
due to a change in the astigmatism (type of vision
defect) of the eyes. A detailed discussion of the subject of astigmatism
can be found in Part II (A). The
recommendations under Part I (D) relating to presbyopia
are also relevant.
end of Part 1