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How do Refractive Errors Change With Age?

At Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown Heights, NY, we're proud to offer some of the best eye care around with help from our talented ophthalmologists. One of the most common issues we see is refractive errors of the eye. Whether you're suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness, you might be wondering, how do these refractive errors change with time? Below are some things to help answer that question!

What Are Refractive Errors?

Refractive errors are vision problems that occur when the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, which prevents you from seeing clearly. This is usually caused by a problem with the curvature of the cornea or crystalline lens. Refractive errors can be divided into three main categories: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

How Do Refractive Errors Change Over Time?

The amount that refractive errors change over time depends on a few factors including age, genetics, lifestyle choices and environmental factors. Generally speaking, most people with myopia will experience an increased amount of nearsightedness as they age, while people with hyperopia may experience a decrease in farsightedness over time. Astigmatism, on the other hand, tends to remain relatively stable throughout life.

In addition to age-related changes, lifestyle choices such as working at close distances or spending too much time looking at digital screens can also contribute to refractive errors. Furthermore, environmental factors such as air pollution and UV rays can also have an effect and should be taken into consideration when determining how your refractive error may change over time.

Schedule Your Follow-Up Eye Care Exam Today

At Seeta Eye Centers, our experienced ophthalmologists are here to help diagnose any refractive errors you may have and recommend the best treatment options for you. Whether you are seeking corrective lenses or a refractive surgery, we can help ensure that your vision remains crystal clear in the years to come. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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