Senior Vision Care
As you age, you should prepare for vision changes that may include the need for reading glasses, or clouding of the vision from cataracts.
It is important that you visit your optometrist for regular eye exams to become familiar with the health of your eye and be able to recognize any potentially serious vision problems. Maintaining regular eye exams can significantly improve your chances of good eye health even as you age. We offer expert seniors vision care in Vaughan.
As you enter your 60s, you will find that some age related changes to your vision are normal. Changes in structure include: reduced pupil size, dry eyes, decreased color vision, and floaters associated with a vitreous detachment. Cataracts are associated with aging, and while are common among seniors, are easily corrected with surgery. Some changes are serious and can result in the deterioration of vision quality. Included among these serious changes are glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
During your exam make sure to discuss any concerns you may have with the optometrist. Also be sure to mention any history of eye disorders in your family. Ensure the health of your eyes and feel free to contact our office to schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you. If you live in or around Vaughan do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any sudden vision loss. We also handle vision emergencies.
According to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the following patients are covered for yearly eye exams by OHIP:
- Patients 19 and under
- Patients 65 and older
- Patients 20-64 with certain medical conditions
Feel free to ask us if you qualify, or for more information, please visit the Ontario Government