Eye health in young adults under 40
Even though this group age usually doesn’t need to visit the ophthalmologist so often, adults under their 40 years of age also need to take care of their vision and have their eyes examined occasionally.
The visual system development reaches maturity around the age of 20, and usually remains stable during the thirties, except in case of women, that may suffer from visual alterations in some cases during pregnancy. Therefore, during this period of life, eyeglasses and contact lenses correction barely change, thus making it an ideal moment to consider undergoing refractive surgery or vision correction surgery.
Nevertheless, as in any other age group, in case of eye trauma, pain, flashing lights, or any infection or other problem, it is necessary to go to the ophthalmologist.
Most common eye conditions in adults between 20 and 40
In this age group, besides correction problems (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism), eye traumas are a rather frequent problem. Around 75% of eye traumas affect men between 18 and 40 years of age. Half of such traumas take place at home, usually while carrying out reforms or practising sports and could be avoided by using vision protection methods (such as glasses or protective screens).