Aging can sometimes feel like a guessing game— you’re gaining weight, is it because of aging? You’re more tired, is it because of aging? You are having a hard time seeing, is it because of aging? And although the answer to the above questions can most likely be attributed to aging, when it comes to things such as your vision, is it simply caused by aging or is it something else that is causing you to not be able to see as well? Read on to learn more.
How to Tell If It Is Your Vision
As you age, it can be hard to tell if your vision is simply deteriorating because you’re aging or you’re just having a harder time focusing because you’re just more tired. There are a few ways that you can tell if it is your vision that is causing you difficulty including:
- Extreme fatigue: when you are suffering from vision problems and your eyes are constantly trying to focus, it can place an undue amount of strain on your eyes causing them to feel heavy and fatigued.
- Blurred Vision: Is your vision blurry when you are either trying to see an object in front of you or far away? This is another large indication that you are suffering from vision problems and that you need glasses or contacts.
- Headaches: Are you suffering from more headaches now than you used to? Similar to the strain placed on your eyes that causes you to feel fatigued, this same strain can cause you to experience headaches.
How to Tell If It’s Old Age
As a condition that Daniel Tresley specializes in, Ptosis is a condition that causes your eyelids to become droopy which can often be mistaken for vision problems. However, unlike actual vision problems, Ptosis is a condition that if left untreated, it can cause your eyelids to droop so far that it can be difficult to see as clearly. Luckily, with ptosis surgery, Dr. Tresley can raise the eyelid back to its natural position by reattaching the muscle properly to where it should be.
Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between vision problems and Ptosis. If you are having a hard time distinguishing between the two, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley in order to schedule a consultation.