Eyesight tends to disappear gradually rather than suddenly. In fact, the warning signs of vision loss in adults can be so subtle that you don’t even notice them until a “nuisance” complaint, like trouble focusing or irritation, sends you for an overdue eye exam. That’s when an unrelated but more serious vision robber, like glaucoma, may be discovered.
That’s why a baseline exam at age 40 is important, says San Francisco ophthalmologist Andrew Iwach, a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “You may not have major symptoms, yet have a major problem.”Read More »