Sometimes referred to as a lazy eye, amblyopia occurs in infancy or early childhood. Usually affecting one eye with symptoms include a wandering eye, eyes that may not appear to work together. Treatment includes eye patches, drops, glasses or contact lenses and visual therapy.
Difficulty with reading or seeing small objects up close is a natural part of ageing, becoming more noticeable in the early to mid-40s and worsening until the age of 65. Symptoms include a need to hold reading material at arm’s length to make letters clearer, blurred vision at normal reading distance and eye strain after reading.