Vision care is as important as other kinds of healthcare. It is especially important in the senior years when aging causes changes in eye tissue. More frequent visits to the eye doctor can help to preserve good vision in the senior years. At ABC Vision Source, we have been providing residents of Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Port Portland, and Hillsboro, OR, we help seniors maximize their vision for daily life.
In their senior years, individuals may experience changing vision that can affect their ability to do daily tasks like reading and driving. As you age, your vision prescription may change rapidly. Reading glasses may be necessary to make out small print. Individuals may opt for progressive lenses that allow them better vision, both for close work and distance vision.
Seniors often experience dry eyes due to a natural reduction of fluids or due to medications. This can lead to a gritty feeling in the eyes, blurry vision, red and itchy eyes, and frequent eye fatigue. You may also feel like there is something stuck in your eye. Although over-the-counter remedies for minor cases of dry eyes can help, our eye doctor can offer remedies specific to your condition. Prescription eye drops can help to preserve cleansing tear fluids. Punctal plugs can be inserted to keep eyes moist. Our optometrist will assess your condition and provide you with the most effective possible treatment.
Aging and Eye Disease
Changes in eye tissue caused by aging can also lead to eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. These eye diseases can make vision progressively worse and can eventually lead to vision loss. We will carefully monitor your vision for changes and alert you to any condition that may require additional care, such as medication, specialized therapies, or surgery.
Contact Our Eye Doctor for Senior Eyecare in Portland, Sherwood, and Hillsboro
If you are looking for senior eyecare in Portland, Sherwood, or Hillsboro, the optometry professionals at ABC Vision are ready to assist you. Because the natural aging process leaves you more susceptible to conditions that cause vision loss, it is important to schedule regular visits with an eye doctor. For more information on the challenges that many seniors face when it comes to preserving vision and how our optometry professionals assist said seniors, call us today or request an appointment online.