But wise lifestyle choices and regular eye exams can significantly improve your chances of maintaining good eye health even as you age.
You may not realise that health problems affecting other parts of your body can affect your vision as well. Individuals with diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure) or taking medications that have eye-related side effects, are at greatest risk for developing vision problems.
Therefore, regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years.
The NHS pays for your comprehensive eye exam every 2 years and if you require monitoring or management of any eye conditions, your optometrist will explain why and monitor you more often.