As we age naturally occurring changes to the body nudges us to make adjustments. One of the areas of the body affected by aging becomes our eyes. Around the middle forties, some adults see a blurring when they try to read. Classified as a normal change known as presbyopia the lens becomes slightly less flexible. In the dim light, what was once easy to read may become blurry. Adults may purchase reading glasses. Bright lights may seem too bright. Simple mistakes like discerning the letter “b” from the letter “d” takes a few seconds longer than you like. Reading a favorite eBook makes you feel tired instead of satisfied all indicate a change in eyesight.
If reading glasses take care of the problem here are some items that can help with adapting to middle age eyes.
• Make sure the light in your home is bright
• Experiment with the many colored lights. Changes in light color can help vision
• Put colored tape on the edge of steps or transition areas
• Light plates and switches find a contrasting color to the wall there on to make location easy
• Consider installing motion lights in strategic areas
• Use large print devices and devices with talking functions
When reading glasses are not enough
A visit to Houston Lasik can give you many options for maintaining your vision when you are healthy. Houston’s sunny climate makes vast demands on the eyes due to the amount of sunshine. Maintaining optimum vision for your eyes can mean annual vision testing which is recommended. Laser eye surgery known as LASIK can restore your vision close to its original norm. Maintaining good vision means you can maintain activities, have less likelihood of falling, and maintain well-being by doing your favorite activities
Visiting the Houston Lasik clinic, the staff can answer your questions and give information on options. When ready you can ask for a consultation with one of the doctors about your eyes. LASIK lists as FDA approved. Insurance classifies it as an elective but be sure to check with your provider since different insurances handle LASIK surgery differently. LASIK defines as a cornea surgery. A thin flap becomes created by a femtosecond laser or a microkeratome blade. The doctor folds the flap back on itself. An excimer laser removes a bit of corneal tissue. This reshapes the cornea so it can reflect like it once did or as close to that as possible. After reshaping the flap is placed back to its original position. Recovery time can be a few days to weeks. It takes time for the vision to stabilize. Middle age patients may need reading glasses for some activities. The success rate of the LASIK lists in the high 90% range.
If for some reason the LASIK procedure is not the best option then other vision correction surgeries exist. The doctor can determine that and make adjustments that give you the best eyesight. Best of all with the return of a high level of vision you can continue with all the activities that make you—you.
Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.