The middle age phase (of life, not of history) are often considered to be the most stressful times of life. Studies show that those in the middle age stage of life tend to experience the highest levels of anxiety and lowest levels of life satisfaction. With childcare, career considerations, teenagers, planning for retirement and a host of other challenges on your plate daily, you shouldn’t have to worry about your vision. And with the right vision care for this often-stressful time of life, you don’t have to be.
But just like the age-specific challenges that come with middle age, your vision care needs are also unique to this stage. Consider this your quick-guide to better vision care for a more fuss-free (and clearer) middle age experience.
Be aware of your vision care needs
In presbyopia, your eyes begin to lose the ability to see things clearly up close. This condition is also referred to as near-vision loss. And although it may seem similar to other conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, presbyopia is related to age rather than genetics.
If you’re beginning to notice that your eyes are starting to feel strained while reading, having a harder time focusing in low light or you’re having to adjust the distance of reading material to compensate for blurred vision, getting your eyes checked out (and the right vision care plan) could save you years of literal headaches from fading eyesight.
- Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS)
This pre-cataract condition develops over time, and like presbyopia, can turn your perfect or near-perfect vision blurry. Over the years, your eye lenses begin to harden, losing their natural flexibility. Along with that, they can start to lose the clarity you’ve enjoyed over the years. And while this process can take years to go from first symptoms to cataract formation, getting the right vision care early on can help you enjoy a brighter present. It may also help postpone the development and progression of cataracts.
Common vision care treatment plan (Treatments)
IQ Laser Vision provides an innovative approach to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses and contact lenses.
- Topography-Guided Custom Micro-LASIK™: Pioneered in part by our very own Dr. Robert Lin, this nationally- and internationally-acclaimed technique improves results and safety of LASIK.
- SMILE: This gentle technique uses a laser to make a very small and precise opening in the eye that reshapes it to allow light to focus properly.
- All LASER LASIK: A technique that uses a special laser rather than a blade to create a corneal flap.
- PRK: Before there was LASIK there was PRK. This original laser solution is typically used to treat nearsightedness.
- Visian ICL: (Implantable Collamer Lens) provides clearer vision for patients with high prescriptions for nearsightedness (myopia).
- LASEK: This technique is often recommended for nearsighted patients with thin corneas.
- PREMIUM IOL: This treatment exchanges your eye’s natural lense for an artificial one, and is often used for cataract surgeries or refractive lens exchanges.
- KAMRA Inlay: The technique aims to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by inserting a mini ring with a pinhole opening into one eye. This helps improve the near-vision in the one eye, while maintaining the distance vision in both.
Don’t let your middle age phase of life be marked by poor (and decreasing) vision. Schedule your free consultation with the team of experts that care about your quality of life—and discover the best vision care plan for you. You’ll see the difference.