Senior Citizen Eye Care: Why You Should
Consider Dr. Dixion
Dr. Philip Dixon is an optometrist that has been serving the residents of Reedley, Dinuba, and Parlier, CA for several years. He offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, and senior citizen eye care. Your eyes are continually degrading with age; however, once you reach 65, it is important to receive normal or even increased eye exams. At the age of 65, four major age-specific diseases can develop.
Senior Eye Diseases and Complications
Aside from normal degeneration of the eye, sometimes due to certain factors like genetics, age or injury, your eyes can need more assessment. It is normal with age that you will develop some loss of clarity in your vision; however, it is not necessarily the case you will completely lose your vision.
Attending routine eye exams once a year or even every 6 months, can be a big start to reducing the chances of experiencing devastating vision symptoms. With the proper care, many conditions can be prevented, cured, or at the very least sustained with comfort as a result of proper treatment.
Four Main Eye Diseases for 65 and up
- Macular Degeneration
Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve connecting the eye and the brain is damaged due to pressure in the eye. There are four main categories of glaucoma. However, no matter which one you may have, without proper treatment it will lead to vision loss and blindness. Cataracts are areas inside the lens of the eye which cause changes in vision. Cataracts develop over time, and the symptoms include blurry vision, inability to see in low light, and seeing halos around lights.
Retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged. When this happens, the blood vessels are leaking and cause spots in your vision. Retinopathy is a common condition among people with high blood pressure or glucose levels. High blood pressure is common amongst people 65 and over. Finally, macular degeneration also involves leaky blood vessels; except macular degeneration causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision.
Individual Care at Dr. Philip Dixon.
Dr. Philip Dixon, Dr. Dixon will assess your eyes and get the most suitable treatments for you. As you age in years, your eyes do too. At Dr. Philip Dixon in the Reedley, Dinuba, and Parlier area, we work to diagnose any degeneration or conditions you may have and provide thorough eye exams to our clients. Contact us at (559) 638-8288, we will get you scheduled with the doctor today. Let us help you prevent symptoms that will reduce your vision, and help you maintain clear and healthy eyes!