Among the many physical changes, part and parcel of the aging process, are ones that affect your eye health and vision. In addition to developing presbyopia, which is difficulty reading the fine print, age-related eye diseases can also take a toll on your eyesight and quality of life.
According to statistics, by the age of 65, one in three seniors are affected by an eye condition that results in vision impairment.
With advancing age, your risk of eye disease significantly increases. In addition to glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, the incidence of problems such as dry eye, floaters, and retinal detachment also occur with greater frequency in older adults. However, because the onset of many age-related eye diseases is slow and painless, most people are unaware of their presence.
For all the above reasons, the American Optometric Association recommends annual eye examinations for everyone over the age of sixty. However, if you are at high risk or have been diagnosed with eye disease, you may need more frequent assessments and care. Of course, any sudden onset of symptoms or visual disturbances requires immediate evaluation and care.
As experienced doctors of optometry, we understand the evolving vision care needs that come with age. You can count on our office for skilled and integrated care to protect your eye health, preserve your vision, and manage age-related eye conditions. We use the latest technology and offer the leading options in care to help you enjoy optimal health and vision.
Every patient is different. In some cases, further testing and additional evaluation may be indicated.