Eye problems, that is. As we age, there are two very common problems with our eyes.
Dry Eye – This problem is amplified by our near constant use of screens (TV and computer). Staring at a screen reduces our blink rate. It’s blinking that KEEPS OUR EYES LUBRICATED. If you spend a great deal of time in front of the computer or consuming video entertainment, you might want to invest in simple, inexpensive artificial tears.
Floaters – This is a more serious problem. As we age, the gel-like substance that coats that back of our eyes can become detached in small amounts. You notice this as the sudden appearance of black spots that move around. While there is no specific treatment, most of the time, this problem is minor. Eventually the floaters settle out of your line of vision. However, should you see new floaters of flashes of light in your field of vision, consult your eye professional immediately for an evaluation.