As the ageing population increases, scientists expect the number of people with age-related eye problems to rise dramatically. You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes, but you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk of serious eye disease in the future. The single most important thing is to attend regular eye examinations so any problems can be detected early.

It is normally recommended to have an eye examination every 2 years (unless advised otherwise) up to the age of 70, and thereafter annually. Effective treatments are now available for many age related eye disorders.