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The Problems That Aging Can Bring To Your Eyes

The aging process can wreak havoc in all your organs and tissues. Hence, your skin is hardly the only place to worry about as you approach the age of forty. Apart from your skin, the other organ where the earliest symptoms of aging can show up is your eyes. Through the years, you will notice that your eyes are changing; and it is not even about your lack of Vitamin A or other minerals.

One of the most significant signs that your eyes are not what they used to be is your increasing inability to focus your sight on things right in front of you. This is why grampa and gramma tend to hold the book or newspaper farther away as they read. So as you approach the age of forty, you will surely need reading glasses in order for you to see things more clearly.

Dulling eyesight can not be avoided, much like taxes or a brush off with your boss. As you get older, your eyes need more light for them to be able to see or focus on objects. To be able to see clearly, older people actually need twice the amount of light as those who are in their teens or twenties. However, barring defective lighting system or your living inside a dungeon, the Sun has been providing the same amount of light since the beginning of time; therefore, it is not about light at all. Rather, the problem is that your vision is indeed gradually becoming lower.

Other problems with your eyesight that may happen as you become older include color blindness. Many people, forty years old and above, have observed that they have difficulty distinguishing some colors in objects, particularly those with shades of green and blue. Having a hard time adjusting your sight to darkness is another common sign of aging in your eyes.

Additionally, the area surrounding your eyes is also susceptible to the effects of the aging process. In fact, the skin around your eyes gives you your first indication that you are undoubtedly experiencing the effects of aging. Lines and dark circles may begin appearing in your eye area and these can definitely make you look older and more distressed than you really are.

If looking your best and being attractive despite your years is important for you, then you also need to take good care of the skin surrounding your eyes. But it is important to know that this area is not the same as the skin on other parts of your body. You see your eye area is enveloped by very thin and sensitive skin.

Special treatment is needed if you want to heal or repair ugly appearances around your eyes. And that means you need more than just the typical concealer or makeup. Healthy diet, specially-formulated eye creams, and avoiding smoking and too much alcohol are some of the steps that can help you attain younger-looking eyes and a much better disposition in life.

As you approach the age of forty, it is imperative that you get yourself informed about the many changes that will happen to your eyes. Some of these changes may be very unusual just like a sudden alteration in the color of your iris or frequent pain in your eyes; for these problems, you need to visit an eye specialist. But a great deal of changes in your eyes, as mentioned, come with age and are considered to be normal.

Submitted by:

Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the premiere online news magazine http://www.healthnfitnesszone.com.




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