How Long Will My Vision Change?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
Your prescription may change every year, then stay stable for a few years. It’s all normal, and when your eyes are healthy, your prescription can still change. Understanding the different phases of life that affect our eyes might help you understand what to expect as you come back every year for your appointments. Keep reading to learn about the different phases of your vision’s life.
When you’re born, your eyes aren’t fully developed. They adjust to the world around them every few months. Did you know that babies don’t see color until they’re between five and eight months old? If your baby’s eyes are red, extremely teary, or are sensitive to light, then it may be a sign that your baby’s eyes aren’t working properly.
When you’re about preschool age, your hand-eye coordination is much better. This is also when certain developmental issues like lazy eye or crossed eyes become more apparent to teachers and parents. Coordination issues, light sensitivity, and holding objects too close are all signs that your child might have vision problems.
This is the time where many of us discover we need glasses. Also, in the youth of today, it’s very important to make sure the light from electronics is monitored to avoid damaging the eyes.
Your vision may stabilize here, but it’s still very important to take care of your eyes. Wearing sunglasses and eating the right foods to support eye health is very important at this age. Take frequent breaks if you work on a computer.
After the age of forty, your eyes start to age differently. Vision problems related to work, genetics, or other illness may show up around this time.
After you turn sixty, you might not think of yourself as a senior, but your eyes may betray you. That’s because around age sixty is when your eyes start to show signs of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or retinal detachment.
No matter how old you are, it’s important to maintain the health of your eyes. If your eyes are healthy, but you’re ready to ditch the glasses, LASIK might be the answer. Dial (904) 355-5555 to schedule a consultation today.