Adult Vision: How It Changes As You Age

As we begin to age we notice a decline in our physical strength and the way our bodies look. Changes in adult vision become more and more apparent as the decades go by after middle age, and today we’d like to outline some of the changes you’ll begin to notice in your eyesight.

If any of the signs and symptoms we go through seem familiar, be sure to see an eye doctor as soon as possible to properly assess any conditions your eyes may have and receive any necessary treatment.

Many adults first notice a change in their eyesight when they begin to have problems reading or working on the computer. This is called presbyopia and is the result of the lenses in your eyes stiffening with age and losing the ability to focus. This happens to nearly every aging individual and can easily be corrected with prescription lenses. Even if you already wear prescription glasses or contacts for near-sightedness, your change in vision can be easily corrected with bifocal lenses. It is very important to have your eyes examined regularly to ensure that you’re seeing clearly and putting no strain on your eyes that can cause any damage to them in the future.

It is recommended that between the ages of 40 to 54 to have your eyes examined every one to three years; from ages 55 to 64 every one to two years; and after age 65 to have your eyes checked every six to twelve months to keep your ocular health properly monitored.

If you’ve had a history of eye disease or health problems involving your eyesight, it’s important to also have your eyes checked at least once per year after the age of 35. Early detection of any eye condition is the key to protecting you from serious, irreversible damage caused by glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

The risk of developing glaucoma (a group of eye disorders that cause serious damage to your optic nerves and lead to loss of vision) increases significantly as you age. At 40 years old, your risk generally lies at about 1%. Each decade after 40 increases your risk of developing the disease, leading to about a 12% chance of vision loss at 80 years old if not routinely checked for through exams.

Getting older comes with many harmless changes to your adult vision. You may experience frequent dry eyes, reduced pupil size and significant sensitivity to light, decreased vibrancy in colour vision, and even loss of peripheral vision. These are normal signs of aging, but if they’re accompanied with any of the following symptoms please seek the assistance of your eye doctor to determine if there is an underlying issue.

  • Seeing flashes or floating spots in your eyes
  • Loss of vision on one side
  • Seeing distorted images
  • Fluctuating clear vision
  • Blinking eye spasms
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Pain, itching, burning or excessive tearing in the eyes

Maintaining healthy adult vision is critical to living a full life without compromised eyesight. Hakim Optical is proud to offer complete Optical Services, including arranging eye examinations through our Eye Exam Centre. Many of our locations across Canada have Eye Exam Centers within them where you may book an appointment for a complete eye exam with an optometrist. Click here to find the location nearest you and book an appointment today to maintain clear, healthy vision.

Popular Autumn Frames 

At Hakim Optical, our goal is to help Canadian shoppers find fun, stylish–and even flirty– glasses for every occasion. When Autumn comes around, we’re eager to help our customers find beautiful, functional, and affordable frames to express their own personal style while meeting the timeless essence of the fall. For our 2022 Hakim fall style guide, we want to share a few of our fall frame favourites!

BLING 

Regardless of your gender, complexion, hair colour, or face shape, these gorgeous BLING frames should be on your go-to fall frames list. Oversized, round, and statement-making screams autumn personality! These gorgeous gold, rounded frames with delicate sparkling arms remind us of the golds and the elegance of autumn. Dress these frames up with a more extravagant outfit for a night on the town, or dress them down with a pair of leggings and boots. Wherever you choose to wear them, you’ll find you’re bringing the beauty of fall into your style.

IVORY

Bring back the beauty of the autumns of yesteryear with these gorgeous vintage-inspired IVORY frames. These warm-toned, half-gold and half-clear frames aren’t just beautiful and eye-catching, they’re classics! Just like watching a spooky movie or carving pumpkins, these glasses scream “autumn”! We recommend these frames for those who have a vintage aesthetic that they’d like to match, or for those who are ready to set a modern-meets-classic trend. Find your own unique style this fall with these gorgeous IVORY frames or a pair just like them at Hakim Optical!

Fashion and Style Inspiration

Looking for some real-world inspiration on how to style your Hakim Optical frames? Look no further than this section of our 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide! Some of our friends online are showing us how they chose to style their new glasses, and we must say: they look amazing! Find your fall inspiration here!

@/KassandraKondo

Here you can see our friend and brand ambassador Kassandra wearing some of our gorgeous simple rounded gold frames. This look paired with a warm sweater and a cup of tea really bring the fall style together. Kassandra’s styling proves that you can make even the most simple and classic frames an autumn statement piece, especially when you choose warm, soft colours that bring the beauty of the season forward.

@/JustinWalls 

Our friend and brand ambassador Justin Walls always knows how to show up looking great! Justin is wearing all neutrals with a pair of traditional thin-framed glasses. With dark frames and large lenses, these glasses are not subtle but they don’t take focus away from his face or his style. In this picture, Justin is showing how to dress in a masculine and stylish way that shows us all how the basics will always be timeless, especially in a fashion-forward season like Autumn!

Sunglasses are for all Year Long!

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you should retire the sunglasses! On the contrary, with summer coming to an end, you should invest in a pair of stylish and affordable autumn sunglasses! As harmful UV rays are always present–even through autumn and winter–finding your sunglasses style now is very important. Just ask our friend Kiki (@/KiKiKhosa), who has truly shown the beauty of sunglasses and autumn attire!

Take Advantage of the Newest Fall Sale!

At Hakim Optical, we love a good deal! What’s even better than a good deal, however, is being able to pass on good deals to our loyal Canadian customers. Every season we come up with a way to save our customers money, and with the 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide in full swing now is a great time to remind our customers what we have to offer!

Save when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue Moist Contacts

Contact Lens Sale 

Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses, or a mix of both, Hakim has got you covered with ongoing contact lens sales and promotions! Currently, when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue contact lenses, you will instantly save $50. Plus, take advantage of a mail-in rebate for another $40 back!

Looking for the perfect pair of glasses for the fall?
Find your nearest Hakim Optical Store today! 

Hakim Optical has provided Canadians with quality corrective lenses at a value that can’t be beat for over 55 years. Our knowledgeable staff and optometrists are here to help you find an eyewear solution tailored specifically to you. 

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