Senior eyes are susceptible to a greater number of ocular diseases and conditions. For this reason, we suggest individuals over 60 have an eye exam every year. Annual exams give our optometrists the opportunity to screen for any dangers to your eyesight and eye health.
Many of the conditions that affect senior’s eyes are not exclusive to older individuals. However, those over 60 have a higher incidence of these conditions. Diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are all more prevalent as we mature.
Most ocular diseases show very gradual symptoms. In the case of glaucoma, for example, damage occurs in the peripheral vision, a change that is almost imperceptible at first. Left untreated, this disease could steal your eyesight, little by little.
Cataracts slowly cloud your vision, making colors appear dull and objects blurry. These vision changes happen so slightly that an annual exam is important for early detection. During the early stages, poor vision from cataracts may be treated with prescription glasses. Eventually, cataract surgery may be required.
Those with diabetes are at a greater risk for the diseases as well as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. It is absolutely essential that those with diabetes have comprehensive eye exams at least once a year.
The optometrist will test your vision and eye health through a series of non-invasive eye tests. Vision tests assess your visual field, eye teaming, and acuity. From there, the optometrist begins to test your eye health – your retina, macula, and eye pressure. This includes a range of tests including digital imaging and tonometry to screen for the first signs of diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. Other tests will be suggested as needed.
After you finish your eye exam, our administrative staff can assist you with direct billing from several providers listed below:
We are located on Reno Corporate Drive off of Longley and Barron Way. From Longley off McCarran turn east onto Barron way then turn south on Reno Corporate Drive. We will be on your right side. From Double R heading toward Longley, turn north on Reno Corporate Drive just before Longley. Proceed on Reno Corporate Drive to the last drive way before Barron Way. We will be on your left side.
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