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Seniors

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One of the most important exams you’ll make and keep!

As we age our eyes become more prone to chronic disorders such as: macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Early detection of all of these conditions is important to saving your vision. There are many other significant health problems that can be uncovered during and eye exam, such as: hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes, just to name a few. During the eye exam, the doctor will test you for several age-related disorders of the eye, as explained below.

Yearly eye exams are especially important as we age.

Macular Degeneration (AMD)

If detected early, AMD can be slowed significantly. Depending on the type of AMD, the doctor may recommend laser surgery, medication or dietary supplements to slow down the progression of the disease.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is caused by excessive pressure inside the eye and can cause blindness. If caught early enough, this condition can be managed with either medication or surgery.

Cataracts

As we age, the lens of the eye grows cloudy and yellow, making it difficult to see clearly. Once detected, surgery can restore vision.

Diabetic retinopathy

This is caused by damage to tiny blood vessels feeding the retina and it is a sight-threatening condition. The progression of this condition can be slowed after detection by a change in your diet and exercise routine. Diabetic retinopathy can also be treated with medication and surgery.

Refractive Errors

Our vision becomes less acute as we age. During the eye exam, the doctor will measure your eyesight and correct any refractive errors with glasses or contact lenses.

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