Optometry Medical Group Offers Senior Eye Care

Caring for your vision and eye health is especially important as you age. After the age of 60, a number of eye problems can develop that affect your ability to perform everyday tasks. Regular visits to your eye doctor should be a part of your overall healthcare regime. At Optometry Medical Group in Seattle, WA, we provide senior eye care and detection of eye diseases associated with aging.

Vision Concerns for Seniors

Aging presents special problems concerning your vision. You may notice that you require more frequent prescription changes to help you see clearly. You may become more farsighted, requiring bifocal lenses. Glaucoma, an increase in eye pressure, can occur, causing damage to the optic nerve. Cataracts, clouding of the lens of the eyes, also develop with aging. Macular degeneration, a progressive loss of vision can also occur. These diseases can be managed by your eye doctor in Seattle, to maintain your vision throughout life.

Annual Exams

The importance of eye exams increases with age.  A minimum of one visit to an optometrist per year is recommended in most cases for people over age 60.  Should you be experiencing any change in your vision, pain, or other concern with your eyes, do not hesitate to make an appointment to see your eye doctor. Most vision loss is permanent once it occurs, but can be prevented if caught early. 

Your Seattle Optometrist Can Provide Senior Eye Care

During your comprehensive eye exam, the doctor will check a variety of aspects of your vision, including visual acuity, eye tracking, eye pressure, and peripheral vision. The optometrist uses special equipment to see into the eye’s interior structures to detect any changes that could indicate a problem. If needed, you will receive a change of prescription to help you see more clearly. If any other problems are found, the doctor will advise you about options for treatment to help you protect your vision.

Make Optometry Medical Group Your Optometrist in Seattle, WA

Dr. Huang and the team at Optometry Medical Group are committed to providing superior vision care for their patients in Seattle, WA and surrounding areas at every stage of life. We offer comprehensive examinations, eyeglasses, contact lens fitting, dry eye treatment, and detection of eye diseases. Contact Optometry Medical Group today at (206) 322-6915 (Rainier), (206) 395-2285 (22nd Ave). for an appointment to have your eyes checked and to learn about the best ways to care for your vision as you age.