For adults age 65 and older, getting expert care from an Doctor of Optometry is critical.
As most people age, their vision needs increase. Complications often arise, and good eye health requires the expert guidance of a Doctor of Optometry.
At age 65 and older, you should have an eye exam at least once a year. A comprehensive eye health examination should be the key to preserving your vision and making it last a lifetime. Regular exams conducted by your B.C. Doctor of Optometry give you peace of mind in knowing that your eyes are being treated by an eye health professional who can identify potential health issues early. Early identification and treatment of conditions that can often have no visible symptoms is key to protecting your sight.
As an adult aged 60 or older, you are at a higher risk for a number of eye conditions and diseases that can threaten your sight:
Cataracts: a clouding of the eye's crystalline lens that usually develops slowly over time
Diabetic retinopathy: damage to the blood vessels inside the eye from diabetes.
Glaucoma: one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, glaucoma is a condition in which elevated pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, causing peripheral and then total blindness
Low vision: very limited sight that, without treatment, interferes with a person's daily activities
Macular degeneration: a common cause of impaired reading or detailed vision and the leading cause of blindness worldwide
Presbyopia: a natural effect of aging, presbyopia is an inevitable condition in which the ability to focus on close objects decreases over time
You can learn more about these conditions by visiting the Helpful Links page in this section of the website.Don’t let age-related eye diseases dim tomorrow’s cherished moments. Make an appointment for an eye exam with a Doctor of Optometry in your area.