People brag about it all the time, boasting of having 20/20 vision. What does 20/20 really mean? Does it really equate to having what’s considered to be perfect vision?
As a patient, it can be frustrating to hear “maybe” or “you might” when you’re learning about laser vision correction options. Unfortunately, that goes with the territory when dealing eyes because — everyone is different.
Other than having to start wearing reading glasses when we’ve reached a “certain age,” the most traumatic impact aging will have on our eyes is the development of cataract. As we live longer lives, it is a safe estimation that more than half of the population will have developed at least one cataract by the age of 80.