Vision changes are a normal part of aging. You might find reading things up close becomes a little harder. Or if you've never worn glasses before, seeing things as clearly both far and near becomes a little more difficult. As an eye care provider, we can help improve vision with glasses and/or contact lenses.
However, we do more than ask you "which is better, 1 or 2?" Older adults are at higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, dry eye, and low vision. These diseases and conditions often have no early symptoms, but they can be detected and monitored with a comprehensive dilated eye exam. More than 40 million Americans are currently age 65 or older, and this number is expected to grow to more than 88 million by 2050. Regular comprehensive eye exams are key to early detection and treatment when necessary.
If it's been awhile since your last eye exam, we are here for you and want to ensure you have the best vision and eye health possible.