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  • Ageing Vision

  • Vision problems in adults

    This short presentation helps explain some of the main vision problems experienced in adults. This does not include eye health problems such as cataract, age related macular degeneration or glaucoma as these problems affect eye sight

  • Eye sight and Vision are different

    During their University education Optometrists are taught about eye disease. The main factors of deteriorating vision are conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. In addition general health conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes can all affect eye health.

    However, universities do not teach their students about the effects of ageing on visual function. They fail to teach how the brain processes and utilises visual information and the impact age has on these functions

    Geoff Shayler, in association with Bill Hay, has been researching these aspects for the past decade and published many articles in the US, Europe and here in the UK. 

    In 2013, Geoff was invited to present his research at two leading International conferences. The first was in May as a keynote speaker at the 81st Light and Vision Conference in Florida and the second at the Behavioural Optometry Academy Foundation (BOAF) conference in Amsterdam.

  • Symptoms of ageing vision

    • Vision deteriorates under stress
    • Blurred vision at distance / computer and / or reading which is not fully relieved with glasses
    • Eye strain with no apparent cause
    • Slow reading
    • Loss of concentration when reading
    • ‘Can’t be bothered’ with reading small print 
    • Driving a car causes strain or tired eyes
    • Light sensitivity
    • Restricted depth of focus when reading – may need to hold close
    • Eyes ‘just don’t seem quite right’
    • Balance and/or postural problems
    • Clumsy, falls, walking into objects, knocking over ornaments, etc. 


    If you have some of these problems, contact us to see how we can help

    Due to our published research, Shaylers Vision Centre has become one of the UK leaders in assessing and treating these visual problems

    To understand the effects of ageing vision, click the blue headings below

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