Some of the eye and vision changes we experience throughout our lives are predictable: nearsightedness often develops between ages 9 and 20, and then progression slows considerably; Near focusing ability begins to change around age 40; The earliest signs of cataract are evident in most of us by 65. These are expected and normal changes, and we can optimize your vision through all of them.
However, adults are also prone to other eye diseases, many of which have no symptoms in their earliest stages. Our goal at Foresight Optometry is to keep you seeing at your best. Often we do that with glasses. Sometimes we can do it better with contact lenses. Other times, medications or eye drops can help. Referral for surgical treatment may be possible when disease is involved. In cases of significant vision loss, high-powered magnifiers can help make the most of what vision you have. We will discuss nutrition, UV protection, and lifestyle modifications that will benefit your eye health and comfort, both now and into the future. Quite simply, your eyes are important to us!
The eyes are said to be a window to the soul, but they are most certainly also a window to one’s overall health. Routine eye exams can alert to a number of systemic conditions. Because the eyes are rich in vascular and neural tissues, they can show signs of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, impending stroke, metastatic cancers, and many, many more.
Healthy adults between ages 20 and 64 should have an eye exam every two years. Your optometrist may recommend a different schedule based on your individual needs and risk factors for disease. After age 65, the prevalence of age-related eye disease increases and consequently examinations are recommended at least annually.
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