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Senior Eye Exams at Our Meridian MS Optometry Center

Are your eyes not quite what they used to be? Time marches on -- and as it does, our eyes sometimes have trouble keeping up with the drumbeat. Age-related discomfort, vision problems, and even sight-threatening diseases call for additional care and attention as you pass the age of 60. That's why our Meridian MS optometry center, Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian, offers senior eye exams and treatment for age-related vision issues.

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Challenges Faced by Older Eyes

While vision problems and eye disorders can strike anyone at any age, your risks for certain types of eye issues increase with age. Some of these issues may begin as early as middle age -- such as presbyopia, a stiffening of the lens that impedes your ability to focus on near objects. Many other concerns enter the picture by age 60. These include:

  • Macular degeneration, a deterioration of the retinal cells that provide your central vision
  • Glaucoma, progressive damage to the optic nerves usually caused by high internal eye pressure
  • Cataracts, a clouding of one or both lenses that obscures vision
  • Diabetic retinopathy, retinal damage related to diabetes (the risk for which rises with age)
  • Dry eye, a potential cause of redness, irritation, vision problems and corneal scarring

Optometric Evaluations for Seniors

As you enter these years of elevated risk, it's more important than ever to receive the necessary optometric evaluations and (if necessary) treatment that could very well save your eyesight. The American Optometric Association recommends that everyone over the age of 60 get a comprehensive eye exam each year, without fail, so that any serious threats can be detected and addressed immediately. Either optometrist at our clinic, Dr. Duong or Dr. Dooley, can administer a careful examination of both the front and the interior of the eye, using advanced techniques such as ocular coherence tomography and Daytona Optomap digital imaging. We also perform pressure testing to check for ocular hypertension that might cause glaucoma. Vision testing helps us keep your corrective lens prescription up to date.

If we diagnose an age-related eye problem, rest assured that our optometry clinic can help. We can prescribe medications to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration or work with your physician to help you get diabetic retinopathy under control. We can also recommend options for relieving dry eye and monitor the development of cataracts.

Need an Optometrist Who Understands Aging Eyes?

If you want to make sure you have an optometrist who understands the special needs of aging eyes, then you need Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian. Call 601-485-2020 for a senior eye exam!