Why Your Vision Gets Worse As You Get Older
It's natural for your body to become less effective at producing certain cells as you get older.
This can also lead to certain parts of the body to break down.
As a matter of fact, our eyes are particularly susceptible to this age-related breakdown.
The “Macula” is a very important part of your retina, and responsible for the central part of your vision. As we age, the Macula has a tendency to fall apart. This results in severe problems with your sight - such as floaters, specks and blurry vision.
These can then escalate into “black clouds” in the centre of your vision, depriving you of clear sight – and even your independence.
A huge factor to age-related vision problems comes from the lack of ability to produce “Adult Self Repair Cells.” These “Multi-purpose” repair cells are something that we’re all born with. Our body uses these cells to fix any damage that occurs throughout our lives.
When we’re young, our body has plenty and uses them for cell repair. This makes sure everything is working like it’s supposed to. But as we age, we start to run out of these Adult Self Repair Cells – meaning our bodies can’t heal as well as they used to. As a result, when our Macula breaks down, our bodies are no longer able to repair it – which could mean permanent vision impairment or a total loss of eyesight.