People with blurred vision should not simply accept the condition, and should instead endeavour to do something about it, according to one expert.
Speaking to the Orange County Register, Dr Michael Pier, director of professional relations for North American Vision Care, part of Bausch + Lomb, said that blurred vision becomes part of life for many people over the age of 50, but there are ways of dealing with it.
He explained that it may begin slowly, with the inability to focus on certain objects, and gradually worsen to the point where they can see very little.
"But if the problem is not fixed this way, it"s time to see the doctor. Inability to see up close (presbyopia) may be one of the first signs your eyes are aging and this can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses in particular multifocal contact lenses," Dr Pier noted.
He added the over-40 age group is one of the most popular for contact lens use, and this is likely to continue as people refuse to settle for poor vision and instead seek to rectify it.
by Alexa Kaczka