First Exam an Eye Exam

Did you know 1 in 4 children suffer from an undetected or untreated vision problem?

Vision problems can lead to problems in school. The doctors of Midwest Eye Consultants urge parents to bring their children in for an annual eye exam and to remember that a child’s first exam should be an eye exam!

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Vision in Your 20s and 30s

While you are in your 20s and 30s you will very likely enjoy good vision.

You might wear glasses or contact lenses or even have 20/20 vision without eye correction. It is still important to schedule annual eye exams, especially if there is a family history of eye disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or poor vision. You will also want to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle in order to protect your future eye health.

Seeing Your Best In Your 40s and 50s

Once you reach your 40s, you will probably start to experience some changes in your vision due to natural aging of your eyes, called presbyopia.

This is a decline in your ability to focus due to the hardening of the lenses in your eyes, making it more difficult to see while reading or doing close work. Presbyopia can be corrected with either reading glasses or multifocal lenses that help you see, both up close and distance. Around the age of 50 you may continue to have changes in your vision as presbyopia worsens. The lenses in your eyes will continue to harden, so you might need to update the prescription for your glasses more often. Even if you only needed reading glasses in your 40s, you will likely need glasses that help you with both distance and up close vision.

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Healthy Eyes for a Lifetime

As you age, your eyes will exhibit an age-related decline in performance — particularly as we reach our 60s and beyond.

Some age-related eye diseases include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  The doctors of Midwest Eye Consultants are experienced in the special eye care needs of seniors.