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Signs Your
Eyes are Ageing

Your vision naturally deteriorates over
time. Prescription eyewear is normally all
that’s needed, but there are
more serious eye conditions.

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Age Related
Vision Symptons

  • Difficulty seeing objects up close
  • Poor depth perception
  • Changes in colour vibrancy
  • Problems seeing in dim light
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Problems driving – e.g. an inability to see road signs clearly, or slowness adapting to glare at night

conditions in
ageing eyes

As people grow older, they're more at risk of developing certain eye conditions and diseases. Some of the most prevalent age-related conditions are detailed below.


Age-related long-sightedness can result in blurred vision over certain distances, especially when looking at nearby objects.

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Dry Eyes

Tear ducts may deteriorate with age and lose moisture. This may lead to dry and uncomfortable eyes, which may be red and irritated. Eye drops can help.

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Cloudy patches develop on the lens of the eye, affecting your vision. Prescription glasses and brighter reading lights may be effective as a short-term measure.

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Often a hereditary condition, glaucoma can be symptomless. But sometimes damage occurs due to a build-up of pressure when fluid cannot drain from the eye. 

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

A gradual loss of central vision due to the deterioration of the macula (part of the retina). Treatment can slow it's progression.

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Recommended Product

Perfect for ageing eyes

Varilux® S series


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Protection from blue light

Crizal® Prevencia

Eye care

Does eye disease run in the family?

Vision problems can be hereditary. Make sure you understand the conditions that may run in your family and talk these through with your optician.

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Eye Care

Before Going To The Optician

  • 1


    Always see a certified and registered optician. 
    Most display their up-to-date registration certificate at their premises.
  • 2


    Let your optician know
    about any concerns.
     It’s their job to look after your optical health, so they’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
  • 3


    First time? Don't worry! 
    Opticians are professionals - and people. They’ll give you all the advice you need.