Age Related Vision Changes and What to Do About Them

2020-02-06 | By Orcam Staff

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Time is one of the most common causes of change.  Our bodies are just one of the many things that are affected by aging. Wine, cheese, meat, and even art are usually improved with aging. Relationships, friendships, and many other things are improved over time. Age-related vision changes are usually not one of them. In most cases, this term is used to describe a deterioration of vision.

Age Related Vision Changes

Man in his middle years wearing button down shirt and a tie sitiing at his desk in an office

There is a long list of potential vision changes that you may experience over time. These changes can be divided into two categories; common changes, and diseases. The common changes are easier to deal with. The most common age related vision changes include blurriness, dry eyes, and near-sightedness. While these are uncomfortable and may even decrease your level of independence, they are still relatively easy changes to cope with.


Blurriness and near-sightedness are changes that in most cases can be helped with eyeglasses. Even though it may not solve the problem completely, it will probably provide a level of assistance that will one help cope with these changes. In many cases, regular eyeglasses will not provide enough assistance. This is where technology comes in to provide that extra needed assistance.

OrCam MyEye 2 – The Worlds Most Advanced Assistive Technology

OrCam MyEye 2 is the best assistive technology device to help with age related vision changes

When age related vision changes can’t be helped with a regular pair of glasses, assistive technology can save the day. Assistive technology is a category of technology gadgets and tools that are not made for the average consumer. They are specifically made to increase independence for people with a variety of needs.


OrCam MyEye 2 is specially designed for people who are blind,  visually impaired and people with reading difficulties. While some people are still only experiencing mild vision changes, they still may require assistive technology for day to day life. The device is wearable and can attach to almost any pair of glasses. Lightweight, portable, and inconspicuous it allows its user to go almost unnoticed and blend into their surroundings without making any noticeable change to their external appearance. It can read text from any printed or digital surface, recognize faces, barcodes, products, colors, and more.

 Common Changes People Experience With Age

Grandmother and Grandfather Holding Children on Their Laps

Not all age related vision changes are negative. During the first 24 months of a baby’s life, vision develops with constant improvement. During the early years, these changes are all positive. The initial natural vision an infant develops, is during this period of time. In addition, many other physical and mental capabilities are developed during a child’s early years. From then on, they continue to grow and to develop those capabilities. Vision is just one of the many physical developments in a young human’s life.


Besides the physical changes, human life is full of age-related changes to experience. New information, skills, education, friendships, family life, and countless others. While after a certain age, many changes are limiting in our independence and lifestyle, there is plenty to be thankful for. Most of the physical changes happen at a stage in life that is either during or right before retirement age.


For many, this stage in life is one where you can enjoy your free time and relax after a fulfilling career. If you are experiencing age related vision changes that are preventing you from living the life you want to, devices such as OrCam MyEye 2 can help you. It can help increase your independence and allow you to achieve more on your own.