Adults who are 40 and over need to preserve their vision and guard against eye diseases as they age. At this age, you may begin to experience changes in your vision and need to wear prescription eyewear. If you already wear glasses or contacts, you may find that your prescription needs to be adjusted to ensure optimal vision and comfort.
Most importantly, as we mature, our eyes are susceptible to a number of age-related conditions that can severely impair or even destroy our sight.
Although you may experience no symptoms, the conditions that can begin to affect your eyes in mature adulthood include presbyopia, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Some medications can also have a detrimental effect on your eye health. Your Doctor of Optometry knows how to identify the early onset of these problems, assess your ongoing risk factors and help you keep your eyes healthy and strong so that you can continue to get the most out of life at work and at play.
A Doctor of Optometry examines, diagnoses, treats, manages and helps prevent diseases and disorders affecting the visual system, the eye and related structures. They are trained to the same standards as medical and dental professionals, and can prescribe medications to treat certain eye conditions, such as infections, inflammations, allergies and injuries.
A Doctor of Optometry can also assist in diagnosing general health conditions; a thorough eye exam can identify general health conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, certain vascular diseases, and certain types of cancer.As a mature adult, you can’t take chances with your eye health. Prevention starts with a visit to your trusted eye health professional. Find a BCAO Doctor of Optometry in your area now.