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As we accumulate the years in our life, it is normal to experience certain changes in our bodies. These changes may be good (developing our muscles, growing all of our teeth, etc.) or bad (onset of age-related health problems).

When it comes to physiological variations, one of the most challenging changes we can experience is with our eyes. Here are some of the vision changes that we may have as we age.

Computer Eyestrain: Do you work in front of a computer for long periods? If you do, youíll likely have tired, dry eyes. And itís not just computer use thatís causing this. Staring at your mobile device or playing video games for hours can lead to computer eyestrain. You can prevent this by taking breaks every so often. Take your eyes off the screen and look at an object thatís situated at a distance. Thatíll help relax your eyes.

Presbyopia: You might notice some elderly people holding a book at armís length in order to read it. Thatís an indication of presbyopia. The lenses in our eyes are flexible. But by the time we reach the age of 40 and above, their flexibility gradually declines. As a result, we tend to experience difficulty looking at things up-close.

Age-Related Eye Disorders: High blood pressure and diabetes can cause negative effects on our vision. Did you know diabetes takes the lead in causing vision loss in adults? On the other hand, high blood pressure can cause damage to the vital nerves and blood vessels in the eyes.

Macular Degeneration: This condition is common in people over the age of 60 and is deemed one of the leading causes of blindness in that age group. Macular degeneration results when leaky blood vessels develop in the eye.

Glaucoma and Cataracts: These two eye disorders are commonly seen in people over the age of 60. Glaucoma is characterized by deterioration of the optic nerves, while cataract involves clouding of the eyes.

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Desert Vista Eye Specialists offer diagnosis and treatment for many vision related issues. Their extensive knowledge and experience are the cornerstones for providing the most comprehensive vision care in the valley.

2450 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Suite 107

Gilbert, AZ 85234
480.507.0600
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Dr. Kahn has been in private practice in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona since 1985. He is a highly skilled ophthalmologist who practices medical and surgical ophthalmology. He was voted Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine in 2005.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Eason is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology with over 14 years of experience. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries. Dr. Eason and his staff are committed to providing high-quality eye care in a professional and friendly manner.