As people age, many experience vision problems. The doctors would tell you that it’s a normal occurrence and one that will most likely happen to people with parents who have the same issue. Either the child can get it at a young age or as he or she grows old.
Normally, though, vision issues start to occur when an individual is at his late 30’s or early 40’s. Various symptoms can be experienced such as dizziness as if you’re on a ship and some imbalance problems.
Vision issues can include either be astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness. Nearsighted means a person sees clearly only when things are closer to him while farsighted means the person can see clearly from a distance but has difficulty viewing those near to him. Astigmatism, meanwhile, refers to a refractive error that leads to blurry vision.
The right person to consult regarding this matter is an ophthalmologist or a physician specializing in eye and vision care. This type of doctor is trained in providing all kinds of eye care including prescribing glasses and contact lenses as well as performing surgical procedures.
Originally posted on January 2, 2013 @ 4:46 pm