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What can I do to improve my aging vision?

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  • Use extra lighting and put shades on lightbulbs.
  • Choose "high color" fluorescent bulbs with a color-rendering index of 80 or above.
  • Wear glasses with anti-reflective coating.
  • Get rid of distractions when driving.
  • Get an eye exam at least once a year.
  • Exercise regularly, don't smoke, and protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays and injury.

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Presbyopia."

American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns: "Refractive Errors & Refractive Surgery PPP."

American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart: "What Are Cataracts?"

University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary: "The Eye Digest: Eye changes with aging."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Lighthouse International: "Vision Loss Is Not a Normal Part of Aging: Open Your Eyes to the Facts!"

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Presbyopia."

American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns: "Refractive Errors & Refractive Surgery PPP."

American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart: "What Are Cataracts?"

University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary: "The Eye Digest: Eye changes with aging."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Lighthouse International: "Vision Loss Is Not a Normal Part of Aging: Open Your Eyes to the Facts!"

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 17, 2019

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