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Is it normal for someone to have visual problems as he ages (other than nearsightedness)?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It may be
There are certain visual changes that commonly occur as we age: presbyopia (need for readers), cataracts (loss of clarity of the natural lens), dry eyes and floaters.
It is often hard to know whether a visual problem you are experiencing is normal or something serious. So as a rule, if you experience any visual changes, regardless of your age, please have them evaluated.

In brief: It may be
There are certain visual changes that commonly occur as we age: presbyopia (need for readers), cataracts (loss of clarity of the natural lens), dry eyes and floaters.
It is often hard to know whether a visual problem you are experiencing is normal or something serious. So as a rule, if you experience any visual changes, regardless of your age, please have them evaluated.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
macular degeneration
Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
In general, the main aging problem around age 40-45 is difficulty with near work (presbyopia) where reading glasses are needed.
The most common age related vision problem is cataracts, but a complete eye exam bu your ophthalmolgist, and regular check ups will reveal any problems.

In brief: No
In general, the main aging problem around age 40-45 is difficulty with near work (presbyopia) where reading glasses are needed.
The most common age related vision problem is cataracts, but a complete eye exam bu your ophthalmolgist, and regular check ups will reveal any problems.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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