Are Your Eyes Healthy?
What steps do you need to take to enjoy visual clarity and healthy eyes? If you ask us, the first step is always an eye exam.
Our medically-focused, health-based approach not only helps you find strategies for achieving clear vision—it can also detect warning signs of more significant eye problems, like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration.
Get in touch with us today. We’re ready to support your vision.
Why Have An Eye Exam?
Your eye makes many changes throughout your life, and these changes could increase the risk of several eye conditions or diseases. The technology we use in an eye exam can help us detect these changes and give us a chance to help manage them before they affect your vision.
In most cases, we recommend an eye exam for adults aged 18–64 every 2 years, and annual eye exams for adults over 65. We may recommend more frequent eye exams depending on your eye health or vision.
Common Age-Related Eye Problems
Regular eye exams help detect conditions and diseases that might not show any noticeable symptoms. If these issues are left to develop without intervention, they could lead to vision loss or an eye emergency.
The technology we use gives us a detailed look at important structures in your eye that provide your sight. These include the retina, macula, optic disc, crystalline lens, and more. We will cater your exam specific to your eye health needs.
Some eye problems, conditions, and diseases become more common with age.
Presbyopia is a condition that many adults and seniors develop throughout their life. As you grow older, your crystalline lens can lose some of the flexibility it needs to focus light properly on your retina. As a result, your up-close vision may become more blurry over time.
If you have nearsightedness or farsightedness and you develop presbyopia, it may be difficult to see at varying distances.
As you grow older, proteins in your eye’s crystalline lens can break down and clump together, causing the lens to become more rigid. Eventually, the lens can develop a milky, hazy color that could impair your vision.
Your optic nerve is responsible for transmitting the information your retina receives and sending it to your brain. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and lead to permanent vision loss.
Learn more about glaucoma on our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
AMD affects a part of your eye called the macula, and, over time, it could damage the central vision you use to see fine details, read, drive, or recognize faces.
Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page to learn more about this disease and how it may develop.