We all know the joke about “arms getting shorter” as we get older. Why does this happen, and what other things can we expect with the passing of time?
Starting about mid-40’s, we start to have more trouble with tasks like reading. This is due to a loss of flexibility of the lens, a process which continues, gradually, until about our early ‘60’s.
Here are 6 other ways our eyes change as we age:
If this all sounds a bit depressing, take heart that advances in technology and increased public awareness about the importance of routine eye health checkups give us many options to deal with these challenges. Our ability to prevent vision loss and improve quality of life through proactively treating these conditions has never been greater.