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3 Most Common Age Related Vision Changes

Are you experiencing some changes to your vision due to age? Scheduling regular eye exams with your Crowfoot optometrist can restore the clarity and comfort to your eyesight.


As you age, it is inevitable that you will experience some changes to your eyesight. While some of these changes are more serious than others, for most conditions, there are many things your eye doctor can do to protect the health of your eyes and keep your vision clear.

What you can do: One of the most important things you can do for your vision as you age is to schedule regular dilated eye exams with your Crowfoot optometrist so they can detect and treat such changes early on.

You MUST visit your Calgary eye doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Flashes of light
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling or redness of your eye

Comprehensive Eye Exams For Seniors At Our Crowfoot Eye Clinic

At Blink Eye Clinic, we offer eye exams for patients of all ages, including seniors and young children. Our qualified optometrists are very experienced in treating age-related vision conditions, such as cataracts, and we can help ensure you maintain healthy and clear vision throughout your life.

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3 Most Common Age-Related Eye Conditions

As you age, your eyes will naturally experience some changes, however because many of these age-related conditions are asymptomatic in the early stages, it’s very important to visit your Calgary eye doctor for an eye exam at least once a year.

This will allow your optometrist to keep a check on your eye health and diagnose any changes early on to prevent discomfort or vision loss.

Here are 3 of the most common age-related vision conditions you should be aware of:

1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that causes senior patients to lose their central vision, most often in both eyes. During your regular dilated eye exam, your Crowfoot optometrist will look for signs of this condition and, if found, provide treatment options to manage and slow down its progression.

Prevent Vision Loss With Early Diagnosis

The early diagnosis and treatment of AMD is critical for reducing your risk of vision loss. If you are experiencing changes to your vision such as blind spots and/or distorted images, contact your Calgary optometrist straight away.

What causes Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

AMD develops when the macula (the part of your eye responsible for central vision) is unable to function as effectively as it used to.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

 

2. Cataracts

Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world? While this condition can affect patients of all ages, it is most common in people over the age of 40. The good news? If your optometrist detects cataracts early, cataract surgery is a very safe and effective way of restoring your vision.

Cataract Assessment & Management at our Crowfoot Eye Clinic

At our Crowfoot Eye Clinic, our optometrists use comprehensive eye exams to diagnose cataracts. Once detected, we can suggest a range of treatments from lifestyle changes to surgery, to ensure your vision stays clear and comfortable.

Cataract Assessment & Management

 

3. Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and occurs when your optic nerve is damaged. When it is not diagnosed and treated early, it may lead to a complete loss of vision. While it’s asymptomatic in its early stages, some of the late signs of glaucoma include:

  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Sudden onset of vision loss

The Silent Thief of Sight

Because glaucoma is typically asymptomatic in its early stages, you MUST visit your eye doctor regularly because only a dilated eye exam can determine the presence of this eye condition. At Blink eye clinic, we offer glaucoma testing to improve your quality of life and protect your vision.

Glaucoma Testing

 

Protect Your Vision With Our Crowfoot Optometrists

To find out more about our comprehensive eye exams and other vision services, and how our qualified optometrists can help protect your vision, visit our Crowfoot optometrists at 67 Crowfoot Terrace NW., Calgary, Alberta.

Alternatively, you can contact our team by filling out our online contact form.


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