Dr. Jack Abrams and his staff at the Abrams Eye Institute often get questions from patients about their eyes and what happens as they age. This installment of the series looks at eye and aging starting for people in their 20s and 30s. For the full eyes and aging series, click here.
When we’re in our 20s and 30s, for the most part our eyes are in excellent health. Some people in this age group are lucky enough to be emmetropic, which is a big word for 20/20 and not in need of glasses or contacts to correct visions. A few people in this age group may even have vision better than that.
The challenge with having excellent eyesight – and being young – can be found in finding the motivation to have your eyes checked out regularly. The thought is that if you don’t need glasses, why see the eye doctor? The answer to that question comes from the benefits of developing a history of your eyes that can be useful in tracking changes the occur as you get older.
Regular eye exams are especially helpful for eyes and again care if you have family history issues including diabetes, eye disease, poor vision, and eye diseases. You may be lucky and miss having those issues yourself, but your eye doctor can give you the peace of mind in knowing all of that for certain. And if issues do present, you’ll be able to catch issues early, which is always preferable for any medical issues.
For those in their 20s and 30s that do have eyes that require corrective measures, the good news is that treatment options have never been more plentiful. Eye surgeons, such as Dr. Jack Abrams and his team at Abrams Eye Institute, have access to the most advanced treatment technology ever. And they’re always staying up-to-date with new technologies and techniques that come available.
Treatments and technologies include Laser LASIK Surgery, which can treat both farsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism as well as nearsightedness (hypernoia). Not all options work for everyone, which is why it’s of serious importance to have an eye surgeon that you can trust assess your eyes and all treatment options available. Having these surgeries, when you’re not a candidate, can lead to a number of additional problems in the short and long-terms.
Of final note for those in their 20s and 30s, there are things you can do to help keep your eyes in good shape which includes staying away from harmful cigarette smoke and UV rays. You should also be mindful of your use of electronics. And as we always urge everyone, have your eyes examined each year to make sure your eyes are in good shape, and that your prescriptions are current.
If you have any question about your eyes, eligibility for laser LASIK, feel free to call us 702-304-9494 or use our on-site form.