The Eye Center of Okmulgee Offers Senior Eye Exams
Getting older may affect your eyes, as well as the rest of your body. Aging can mean more frequent prescription changes or the development of certain eye diseases. Your visits to the eye doctor become even more important after the age of 60. At The Eye Center of Okmulgee in Okmulgee, OK, we give senior eyes the special attention they need.
Special Problems of Aging Eyes
As the years pass, you may begin to have difficulty seeing text up close, a condition called “presbyopia.” Some individuals begin to have blurry vision and need more frequent changes in their eye prescription. You may develop the early signs of cataracts, which is clouding of the lens of the eye. Increased eye pressure that comes with aging can result in glaucoma, a progressive eye disease. Macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects the central field of vision, can also occur. If you have diabetes, you may develop diabetic retinopathy that causes bleeding or leakage in the blood vessels of the eyes. Your eye doctor can detect these problems during an eye exam, so you can begin treatment that will preserve your vision.
Your Senior Eye Exams
Your Okmulgee optometrist can provide comprehensive eye exams that test your visual acuity, distance vision, close vision, and eye pressure. The exam may include dilating your pupils to allow a view of the interior of the eye structures. In this way, your optometrist will be able to detect changes in your eyes.
Protecting Your Eyes Throughout Life
You can help to ensure good vision throughout life by taking a few proactive measures. Use eye protection whenever working in hazardous situations. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. When outdoors, wear sunglasses to protect against ultraviolet rays from the sun. See you eye doctor on a regular basis, to find eye problems in the early stages, when they can be easily managed.
Make The Eye Center of Okmulgee Your Optometrist For Senior Eye Care
Dr. Ward and Dr. Hall are experienced doctors of optometry who bring their extensive training to provide care for patients in Okmulgee, OK and surrounding communities. We offer examinations, eyeglasses, contacts lenses, pre- and post eye surgery care and management of eye diseases and injuries. We also see patients in South Tulsa at our convenient Bixby location. Call The Eye Center of Okmulgee today at 918-756-0316 for an appointment to have your eyes checked and learn the best ways to preserve your vision at every stage of life.