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2015-03-30 02:09:31

Your eyes over 40
Eye health and how to handle it

Life is all about adapting to change. As we reach our 40s, it’s perfectly natural for our eyes to change too. Whether you’ve noticed eyesight problems, or your current prescription no longer seems right, Harrold Opticians are here to help you find the solution.

Are you having trouble focusing on objects close by? Getting a headache when using the computer? If you don’t already wear glasses then it may be time for your first pair. From a simple pair of reading glasses through to progressive powered lenses (varifocals) to help you focus at all distances, we’ll help you find the right eyewear for your lifestyle.

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What happens to your eyes over 40?

One of the first eyesight problems you might notice is the need for more light when reading. You may also suffer with dry eyes, especially when tired or whilst using a computer.

Everyone over 40 will also start to experience signs of presbyopia, reducing their ability to quickly change focus from distance to near and often requiring print to be held further away in order to be read clearly.

As you get older, the risk of your eye health from conditions such as glaucoma, high blood pressure and diabetes increases. This is why it is important to have your eyes tested regularly, even if you haven’t noticed any other issues with your vision. You may also qualify for a free NHS eye examination if you are over 40 and a member of your family suffers from glaucoma - find out more here.

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Eye care tips

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Healthy diet, healthy eyes
A balanced diet can really make all the difference to your eyesight. Eat lots of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables; it could help to prevent a number of eye diseases. Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your eyes hydrated and oily fish containing Omega-3 is a great way to combat dry eyes.

Protect your eyes from the sun
So many of us put up with squinting against the glare of the sun on a bright day. Over a long period of time, sunlight can be damaging to your eyesight which is why it’s important to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses. We stock polarised sunglasses to protect your eyes against UV rays, in a range of designs to suit your style.

Reduce the risk of eye strain
If you work with a computer, take the time to adjust your computer screen to the right height and make sure you take regular breaks. Poor lighting can also contribute to eye strain so try to avoid glare if possible. Anti-Reflective coatings on your lenses can help with this; just ask for more information.

Stay safe when playing sports
We stock a range of specialist sports vision frames and lenses, designed to help you stay safe and comfortable when playing sports. Our experienced staff are always ready to advise you on the best form of correction, be it specialist lens tints, contact lenses or protective goggles to your prescription.

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