Senior Eye Care

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Taking care of the health of your aging eyes for life

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The health of your eyes and vision are always changing, and as you age, differences in how well you see become more apparent. As important as annual eye exams* are throughout life, they become much more important as you age. In addition to yearly eye exams, you should have your eyes and prescription checked anytime there is a change in your vision.

Remember, Pearle Vision accepts Medicare Part B and many other independent vision insurance plans. Visit our insurance page or call your local Pearle Vision for details.

Here are some common age-related vision changes:

  • Need for More Light Brighter lighting will help make reading and other tasks easier.
  • Noticeable Glare Changes within your eye’s lens causes light to be more scattered, which creates more glare.
  • Color Shifts Lenses can become discolored, making it harder to distinguish between certain shades of colors.
  • Reduced Tear Production With age, the tear glands in your eyes will produce fewer tears. Keep artificial tears on hand.

Common eye health issues to look out for as you age

  • Cataracts Clouding leads to blurred vision. More than half of all Americans older than 65 have cataracts, but the surgery is one of the most common and successful medical procedures in the world.
  • Glaucoma As fluid pressure builds up inside the eye, glaucoma can cause permanent blindness if left untreated.
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration Affects your central vision, including color and fine detail. Symptoms include perceived distortion of straight lines.
  • Ocular Hypertension Refers to higher-than-normal pressure in the eye, and can be a precursor to the onset of glaucoma. 10 out of every 100 people over 40 will have ocular hypertension – but only 1 of those 10 will develop glaucoma.

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