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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a seniors vision to change?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: Most people will notice changes in vision with age. All of us will eventually develop cataracts, which can fortunately be removed. Some will develop a disease called macular degeneration, which can result in severe vision loss. Even those who don't will tend to notice they need more light and maybe some magnification to see clearly. That is due to a decrease in contrast sensitivity with age.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a seniors vision to change from aging?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Old age is not incompatible with good vision, but more diseases become more common as we age like presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc. Regular eye exams are key to picking up eye diseases before they cause permanent damage.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a senior vision to change?

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Dr. SG Erman
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Family Medicine 36 years experience
Impossible: Impossible to answer. Some seniors have great vision, some are not so great. It is very individual.
Last updated May 6, 2013
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