Geriatric Eye Care

Senior Eye Care in Tulsa County & Okmulgee

As you age, changes naturally take place in your eyes. That's why it's more important than ever to see the eye doctor on a regular basis and whenever you notice changes in your vision. The Eye Center has offices in Tulsa County & Okmulgee, TX, to serve seniors in the area.

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What Happens to Your Eyes as You Age?

In general, your eyes change all the time. If you wear glasses or contacts, your prescription changes. As you grow older, reading may become a challenger, prompting you to get reading glasses. 

Because your vision is paramount, as you age, it's important to see the eye doctor and ask questions about any changes in your eye health. Annual eye exams are important throughout your life and they are crucial as you age. Yearly visits are a great way to check your eye health, but you should schedule a visit any time your vision changes. 

Common Vision Changes as You Age:

  • Need for More Light to assist with reading and other tasks.
  • Noticeable Glare due to changes in your eye’s lens, which scatter more light, creating glare.
  • Color Shifts due to lens discoloration, which makes it difficult to distinguish certain shades.
  • Reduced Tear Production results in dry eyes. Keeping artificial tears on hand can help.

Common vision problems to look out for as you age

  • Cataracts cloud your eyes and result in blurred vision. Over half of all Americans over 65 have cataracts. Fortunately, it's a common surgery with a very high rate of success. Ask your eye doctor for more details on how this works.
  • Glaucoma comes from fluid pressure that builds up in your eye. Glaucoma causes blindness if it isn't treated on time.
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration impacts your central vision and how you see color and fine detail. Symptoms may include a visual distortion of straight lines.
  • Ocular Hypertension is high pressure in your eye that may signal the onset of glaucoma. 10% of people over 40 have ocular hypertension but only 1% develop glaucoma.

If you believe that you are experiencing these or other changes to your vision, make an appointment with your eye doctor right away.

Senior Eye Care in Tulsa County & Okmulgee

Eye exams are extremely important for senior eye care. However, you may need to see your eye doctor more often if certain symptoms arise. Contact the Eye Center, which has offices in Tulsa County & Okmulgee, to set up an initial appointment today.

Office Hours

South Tulsa

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Okmulgee

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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