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Seeing Into the Future

Taking your vision seriously as you age

Seeing Into the Future

They say it’s no fun getting older, as people tend to get more aches and pains as they age. Your eyes are also susceptible to a variety of conditions as you get older. But the good news is that the outlook is not all gloom and doom. Some eye conditions usually don’t pose a serious threat, while others can often be well managed with treatments.

For example, floaters and flashes in one’s vision are two phenomena that are more common in seniors. Floaters appear as specks that move around in your field of vision. They may look like a ring, strand, be wormlike or appear like a bunch of black dots. Floaters may change forms frequently, and are more noticeable in bright light or against light backgrounds.

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