Early Warning Signs of Vision Loss

visionEyesight 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 »