As your body ages, it becomes more prone to certain conditions and diseases. Your eyes are no exception. In fact, seniors’ eyes are more likely to develop certain diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. If you are a patient with diabetes you should also be aware of the conditions exclusive to that disease, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
Anyone over 60 should have their eyes examined once a year.
Our eye exams are comprehensive, using the latest technology in eye care for the most accurate results. We take the time to discuss our finding with you to ensure you leave our office feeling confident and clear about the health of your eyes. The more you understand your eyes and how they see, the better you will be at making sure they stay healthy.
After you’ve left the optometrist’s exam room, our administrative staff at the front desk can help you book your next appointment. Our opticians in the dispensary will assist you with any questions or concerns you have regarding frames, contact lenses, and specialty eyewear.
Vision loss is caused by a number of conditions and diseases, but often it is preventable. Changes in eyesight can be so gradual they’re difficult to notice until the damage is done. Your best defense against loss of sight is regular checkups. All it takes is one hour to confirm your eyes are not in any danger.
We check your eyes very closely for early warning signs of all eye disease including the most common conditions seen in senior’s . Diagnostic tests of your cornea, lens, retina, macula, and optic nerve are even more important for those aged 60 and over.
The early warning signs for glaucoma are nearly impossible to notice on your own. The first symptoms affect only your peripheral vision, making the changes in your vision almost imperceptible to the sufferer. Permanent vision loss is caused by damage done to your optic nerve though ocular hypertension or high eye pressure.
This disease can be treated or delayed, but cannot be cured. Early detection is the only way to save your vision.
Your macula is a small group of cells in the center of your retina. As you age, you may develop small deposits in the macula known as drusen or your eyes may grow new, but weaker, blood vessels which can be prone to bleeding. These are signs of age-related macular degeneration which creates central vision loss or distortion.
As with glaucoma, AMD has no cure but can be slowed with the early detection and proper treatment.
Your eyes’ natural lens is made up of collagen fibers and proteins. With age, the lens to become cloudy and nontransparent. Your eyesight becomes darkened and blurry. Left untreated, cataracts can make the tasks of daily living such as reading, watching TV and driving very challenging.
There’s no reason to live with cataracts. We can refer you to the best ophthalmologists in Saskatoon to restore your vision.
Come visit us! Our practice is located on the corner of Pinehouse and Primrose, near Lawson Heights Mall and the Lawson Civic Centre.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||Closed, but we’d be happy to see you at Stonebridge Eyecare, Broadway Eyecare, or Brighton Eyecare!|