• 8 months ago

    Is this a normal vision problem for older people?

    I am an older guy with what the eye dr tells me is standard eye aging and visual degeneration. However, I have yet to find out why or what is causing this:

    When I am reading or working on something up close, I am unable to see the objects very well (without my glasses.)

    If I tip my head forward and read or view the object in a manner that is, say like I was reading over the top of the glasses, IF I had them on, I can see it 3-10x better. It's very annoying because the book or object is very blurry if viewing it standardly. But if I tip my head way down and view it, it is MUCH clearer.

    Is this normal??

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  • 8 months ago

    RE: Is this a normal vision problem for older people?

    Hi. I am a 78 year old male with open angle glaucoma, plus I had corrective surgery for corneal dystrophy. In all I have had 7 surgeries in both eyes, but with world class surgeons. My vision now is 20/25 with no glasses. NO I did not have Lasik. Had my cataracts removed which made a large difference in good vision. The artificial lens have a prescription on them. I would change doctors and research the top docs in your area. Have an MRI of the brain to rule out any other conditions. Might have the glasses checked also.
      • 8 months ago
        I appreciate your input and suggestions and sharing of your experiences! I will follow up with another optician and get a 2nd and 3rd input! That was GOOD info!