Age-related eye conditions: What to look out for as we get older

One thing we might notice as we get older are changes to our vision. Forty is when the eye starts to change and most people will start noticing some problems. 

A lot of the eye conditions that tend to show after this age are progressive and can be associated with lifestyle factors, which can accelerate damage to eyesight.

One of the main conditions is presbyopia (long-sightedness) where the lens of the eye naturally starts to lose elasticity which affects your ability to focus. Other conditions that can present are age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.

Specsavers Optometrist David Aldridge says the best thing people can do to protect their sight is to book an annual or biannual eye test where an optometrist will check a large number of things related to the health of the eye, not just vision.

Watch the video above to learn more about it.

If you start to notice any changes in your vision, book an eye test here.

This article was created for Specsavers.