Eye health over the 40s

12 de April de 2022

How does age affect eye health?

From the age of 40, the eye begins its process of degeneration. Presbyopia, also known as tired eyes, is a good example of how, around 40, our vision can begin to be determined by a process of premature ageing of some ocular structures, such as the crystalline lens, our natural lens, which begins to lose elasticity and the ability to accommodate.

In addition, at this stage, other serious eye disorders associated with age can begin to develop, such as glaucoma, the incidence of which increases with age.

From the age of 40, the eye begins its process of degeneration

How often should you visit the ophthalmologist?

After the age of 40, it is important to have a full eye check-up at least once a year, provided there are no added risk factors, to ensure good eye health and maximum visual performance.

Related eye disorders

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
Autobuses:

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”

Timetables

Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

Timetables

Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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