Ms Fifiana Tan, Optometrist, Optometry, NTFGH, shared how older adults in their early or mid-40s are at higher risk of vision impairment due to the onset of presbyopia, a normal change in the eyes’ focusing ability. This causes them to adjust the distance at which they hold their mobile phones, reading materials or laptops.
She also talked about other common causes of vision impairment such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which do not have obvious vision symptoms.
For individuals above 40 years old, she suggested an eye examination once every two years and annually for those above 60. For people with diabetes, hypertension or a family history of eye diseases, more frequent eye exams are recommended as they may have a higher risk of developing eye diseases.
Registration details of JCH’s virtual caregiver talk titled “Vision Changes as We Age” happening on 27 August 2022 were also mentioned.JurongHealth Campus In The NewsNTFGH in the NewsJCH In The News