There are specific things Vision Care Specialists optometrists look for in patients over the age of 55 during a Denver eye exam such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As our bodies mature, we become more susceptible to certain eye conditions. That’s why it’s essential to schedule regular eye exams to detect any issues as early as possible. Our goal is improve your odds of keeping excellent vision throughout life, and here are some of common issues we look for.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Associated with seeing fine detail, the macula is at the center of the retina. When it deteriorates, it can lead to vision loss. If you experience blurry or reduced vision, it’s time to have one of our doctors assess the situation with a comprehensive eye exam using our state-of-the art diagnostic tools. We will identify if your reduced vision is caused by macular degeneration and diagnose what type it is. Then, we can prescribe changes to diet and lifestyle and eye-care nutritionals to slow down the progression.
More than 50% of adults will be impacted by cataracts, a medical condition where the lens of the eye becomes opaque, resulting in blurred vision. In the United States, more than 3 million traditional cataract surgeries are performed annually. Vision Care Specialists and our partners are the first private group of surgeons in Denver to offer laser cataract surgery, which is a safer and more effective treatment for many patients.
Glaucoma is a serious condition that if left untreated can lead to vision loss. It’s caused by pressure on the optic nerve from a build-up of fluid that is unable to drain because of a blockage in the drainage canal. At Vision Care Specialists we utilize the latest technology and eye imaging equipment to diagnose and manage the treatment of glaucoma.
How to Use This Information
Early detection is the key to ensuring vision longevity. If you’re over 55 it’s imperative that you schedule you Denver eye exam annually so we can check out any symptoms you may have such as dry eye or floaters, as well as detect glaucoma and cataracts before you experience blurred vision. Vision Care Specialists is focused on the evolving eye health needs of older patients. Give us a call at 303-991-9600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.
What are some vision issues you’ve experienced as your body has matured?