Your senior years should be full of life and new adventures. With proper vision, these years of your life could be truly golden. Regular eye exams could make all the difference when it comes to your senior independence.
You should have your eyes examined once a year. This gives your optometrist a chance to regularly check for signs of age-related diseases like glaucoma and cataracts. These disorders present without any pain and with such slow vision impairment that it is often impossible to notice them until you have lost significant eyesight. In the case of glaucoma, for example, this loss is irreversible.
The good news is that if detected early these conditions are avoidable. Your optometrist will notice the first signs of any debilitating disorder, giving you a chance to avoid permanent vision loss. For this reason, more than any other, an annual eye exam is extremely important past the age of 65.
Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of sight, a moniker it earns through slow and steady eyesight loss. The most frightening aspect of this eye loss is that it first affects your peripheral vision. You may not even notice the change until you are struggling with some degree of tunnel vision.
There is no cure for glaucoma. It is manageable and treatable if the disease is caught in its initial stages. We will work with you to create an effective management program to slow the progress.
Just as the name suggests, this condition is prevalent in those who are in the later stages of life. Very slowly, the central portion of your vision begins to deteriorate, often leaving blind spots or blurry areas directly in the center of your field of view.
As with glaucoma, there is no cure or treatment for AMD. Any eyesight lost to this disease is gone forever. It may be prevented and managed with lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Often considered a normal part of aging, cataract affects the natural lens’ transparency. Over time, your lens loses its transparency, becoming translucent and causing your eyesight to be foggy. Colors may seem dull, the entire world may seem hazy, or you being to see halos around lights.
Advancements in today’s technology mean cataracts are not something you must live with. Cataract surgery is an extremely common outpatient procedure that will restore your eyesight.
One-quarter of American seniors are living with diabetes. This condition creates extra concern for eyes, especially in your senior years. If you are a senior with diabetes, you have even more reason to visit Coastside Eye Care.
Diabetes creates a predisposition for a number of age-related ocular disorders. In fact, there are several diseases that are exclusive to this condition. Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema are two serious diseases that can be prevented with a one-hour exam every year.
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