As I get closer to my late 50s, I’m becoming more aware of my health. I’m starting to follow my doctor’s advice. I’m eating better. I perform at least a half-hour of exercise each day. I’ve had my colonoscopy. What am I neglecting? My eyes. I have not been to an eye doctor in over 30 years. There is no excuse for this because an eye exam can yield important clues.
It’s a familiar story for baby boomers. One day you have normal eyesight. The next day you’re wearing reading glasses. It happened to me about ten years ago. It happened quickly. The eyesight deteriorated in a matter of months. I don’t know why I didn’t schedule an eye exam. HealthCentral.com links you to a television news report on the importance of getting those eyes checked: