Total Eye Care - Your Source for Experienced Eye Care in Elko
Many physical changes occur as you age, including changes to your vision. As a senior, you have a greater risk of developing eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. All adults should have an eye exam every two to four years, depending on their risk factors. By the time you reach the age of 65, you should see an optometrist at least once a year for an eye exam even if you don’t notice any changes in your vision.
Total Eye Care – Why You Need Regular Visits
The main reason many people don’t make regular appointments with the eye doctor is that they don’t have any noticeable problems with their vision. If you’ve put off going to the optometrist for that reason, you are at a greater risk of vision loss than you think. For one thing, the damage caused by some conditions isn’t reversible. For another, some eye conditions often cause no symptoms at all until the day they cause significant vision loss. Getting treatment before symptoms occur can prevent damage to your eyes and, often, can save your vision.
Total Eye Care: Senior Eye Exams for Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and More
Glaucoma - This is a condition of the eye that results from too much pressure. Glaucoma is usually painless and causes no symptoms. However, the damage it causes can’t be reversed. An optometrist can screen for glaucoma and provide early treatment to prevent vision loss.
Macular Degeneration – This is the condition which results when the nerve cells in the center of the retina (macula) are damaged. Symptoms include an inability to see fine details, straight lines appearing wavy or broken, or dark spots, shadows, or lines in the center of your vision. Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, several treatments are available which help slow vision loss.
Cataracts – These are a clouding of the eye’s lenses and are usually caused by aging. The only treatment for cataracts is surgical removal of the lens. Cataracts cause cloudy or blurred vision, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of color perception, and sensitivity to light and glare.
Total Eye Care – Experienced Optometrists in Elko
Total Eye Care in Elko offers state-of-the-art eye care services for the entire family. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive senior eye exam. Get the care you need to preserve your vision by calling us at (775) 738-8491.