Does eyesight gradually get worse? Right now, your vision is the best it’ll ever be. Unless you make some sort of surgical change, your eyes are going to get worse with time, not better. The good news is, your eyesight getting worse is normal, and the bad news is, you can’t necessarily stop it.
How can I prevent my eyesight from getting worse?
- Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam every few years. Get an exam even if you haven’t noticed problems.
- Know your family history. Many eye diseases are genetic.
- Know your risk.
- Wear sunglasses.
- Eat healthy.
- If you need glasses or contact lenses, wear them.
- Quit smoking or never start.
How quickly does your eyesight get worse? Beginning in the early to mid-40s, many adults may start to have problems seeing clearly at close distances, especially when reading and working on the computer. This is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60.
When should I worry about vision changes? Blurred or Distorted Vision
Blurred or distorted vision is a common symptom of a variety of eye conditions. If you notice sudden, significant changes to your vision, you should visit your optometrist as soon as possible.