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“Age-Related” Vision Problems Can Affect People of Any Age

Most adults over 40 are familiar with the effects of presbyopia—blurry near vision, fatigue from reading and prolonged computer use, eyestrain, and headaches—even if they may not be aware of the medical term.

What is surprising is that even though many adults over 40 begin to experience symptoms, children, teens and young adults can have similar symptoms. And oftentimes they’re overlooked.

According to Dr. Scott Smith, Family Eye Care Center in Lawrenceburg, KY, “Not uncommonly, what at first may appear to be new onset myopia (this is when you can’t see well far away) with slightly decreased visual acuity is actually the effect of poor focusing, which needs to be corrected with a reading prescription or multifocals or possibly vision training.”

See your eye care professional for help with these and other eye and vision issues.