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Senior Eye Exams
Aging may cause specific changes in eye tissue that can hamper vision and can result in a number of eye diseases that can rob you of your sight. Regular visits to the eye doctor are even more important after the age of 60, to detect these problems in the early stages when treatment is most effective. At Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry in Las Vegas, NV, we provide comprehensive eye exams to help seniors maintain their vision throughout life.
Research has found that aging causes significant changes in the eyes after the age of 60. You may require more frequent changes of prescription to see clearly for everyday tasks. You may notice more sensitivity to glare from headlights when driving at night. You may have increased far-sightedness that makes close work more difficult. Your optometrist can help you maximize your vision for daily life.
In addition to normal vision changes after 60, some individuals may develop eye diseases that can lead to loss of vision. Glaucoma, typically caused by increased pressure in the eyes, can damage your optic nerve, which is needed for perceiving images. Macular degeneration, another progressive condition, can cause blank spots in your central field of vision. Cataracts, which are a clouding of the lens in your eyes, may result in blurred vision and loss of color perception. Diabetic retinopathy, caused by the high blood sugar levels of patients with diabetes, can lead to leakage of blood and fluid in the eyes or retinal detachment. Your eye doctor in Las Vegas can detect signs of these problems in the early stages, to avoid permanent vision loss.
Your eye doctor will do a number of vision and eye tests to determine visual acuity, peripheral vision, contrast sensitivity, and eye pressure. Dilating your pupils will allow the doctor to view your eyes’ interior for signs of damage to blood vessels or other problems. The doctor will also review your general health and medications you are taking, which can affect your eyes and vision.
Dr. Kopolow and Dr. Girisgen use their extensive training in optometry to provide vision care services for their patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas. We are a full service facility, offering examinations, eyeglasses, contact lens fitting, care for computer vision and sports vision, foreign body removal, and management of eye diseases. Call Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry today at 702-341-7254 at our LensCrafters locations or 702-452-2020 at our PearleVision locations for an appointment to have your eyes examined to protect your vision from the changes associated with aging.