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General EYE ADVICE

Introduction

Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping

Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS

Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS

Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS  (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)

Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)

Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)

Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.

Section (A) ASTIGMATISM

Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS

Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers

Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma

CONCLUSION

 

Refractive State

By about sixty years of age, the focusing power in the eye reduces close to its lowest level. After this age, there is a reduction in the frequency of changing of the presbyopic lens prescription, provided there are no other causative factors such as cataract etc. Patients are often surprised that they can see with the same pair of glasses almost ten years later (i.e. at seventy years of age). Of course, many people do require a change in prescription for other reasons, particularly cataractous changes.

A common complaint relating to spectacles is the difficulty that one experiences in adjusting to new spectacles due to a change in the astigmatism (type of vision defect) of the eyes. A detailed discussion of the subject of astigmatism can be found in Part II (A). The recommendations under Part I (D) relating to presbyopia are also relevant.

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