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Seniors Sight: Yearly Checkups a Must

Why Should You Get a Senior Eye Exam Every Year?

The older we get, the faster time seems to fly, so having an eye exam every year may feel like too much of a good thing. But the truth is that a lot can happen to your eyes within a year's time, especially if you're 60 or older. Age-related disorders can cause a great deal of trouble, from danger behind the wheel to outright blindness. However, early intervention with these issues means early detection.

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Some of the most devastating eye disorders manifest themselves during the senior years. Cataracts, for example, typically become a problem after the age of 60. Although this problem can be corrected quickly and painlessly by an eye surgeon, it can develop slowly enough to interfere with your night vision ability to see clearly against glare without you realizing it. This can potentially lead to nighttime auto accidents and other hazards.

Glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve, is the result of excessive fluid pressure in the eye, but it can often be controlled with medication. Macular degeneration is a form of retinal damage that erodes the center of your visual field, but it can also respond to treatment from a skilled eye doctor if caught early. Additionally, older people may be more prone to eyelid problems, retinal detachments, chronic dry eye syndrome and other disorders. For these reasons, we highly recommend annual exams as part of an intelligent senior eye care strategy.

Senior Eye Care from Our Las Vegas Optometrists

Now that you understand the need for an annual senior eye exam, make sure you act on that knowledge by requesting a senior eye exam from our Las Vegas optometrists at Drs. Kopolow and Girisgen. Our team can administer all the necessary tests, inspections, diagnoses, referrals, and advice necessary to help you keep seeing the world as clearly as possible. You have come a long way to get to this point in life's journey; so enjoy the view!

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