It’s no secret that vision changes as you age. But did you know that your eyes actually change structure as you get older? Although these changes are, for the most part, normal, they can have a significant impact on your eyesight and the way you see the world.
Regular eye exams can help us not only track structural changes our senior patients’ eyes are going through, but mitigate any issues the structural changes could cause.
We recommend everyone has their eyes examined once a year, especially if you’re sixty or older. If you have diabetes or other conditions that impact eye health, your optometrist may recommend having your eyes checked more frequently.
Our amazing optometrist, Dr Poonam Teja is available for eye exams and consultations every Tuesday from 3 PM to 6 PM, and every second Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM.
A lot of eye diseases develop very gradually, almost completely without symptoms. By the time a patient realises something is wrong, they’ve already lost a large portion of their vision.
Our eye exams involve the use of diagnostic equipment specially designed to catch eye diseases early. With early detection, you have the best possible chance of preventing or delaying vision loss.
The macula is a small area of the retina which helps you see finer details like someone’s facial features, or this text! As you age, the macula can become obscured by fatty deposits called drusen, or swelling of the retina due to leaking blood vessels. When the macula is obscured, it causes a permanent loss of central vision.
The best way to catch and treat age-related macular degeneration early is through regular eye exams.
The space between the iris and the cornea is filled with a fluid called the aqueous humour, which is always flowing. Glaucoma usually occurs when the aqueous humour isn’t draining properly, causing the intraocular pressure to rise. This pressure damages the optic nerve and results in permanent vision loss.
In most cases, glaucoma develops very slowly over time and can be detected early with regular eye exams.
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