Many eye problems come with advancing age. Presbyopic, the need for reading glasses, is inevitable. Other examples include cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy.
The risks of having eye diseases increase with a positive family history, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, smoking and alcohol abuse.
People over age 55 years are recommended to have regular eye check up every one or two years in order to initiate treatment during the early stages of the disease.