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Eyes are constantly facing new challenges, from the early developments of childhood to middle-aged presbyopia and work-related digital eye strain. During the senior years, your eyes may be vexed with age-related issues and diseases and require extra scrutiny. That's why we offer senior eye exams here at Westchester Eye Care Center in Los Angeles, California.
Several potential problems arise for your eyes and vision as you pass the age of 60. These include elevated risks for:
As these diseases become prevalent, your risk for permanent vision loss may rise. Retinal and optic nerve damage is irreversible, but the sooner we know about it, the sooner we can take steps to preserve your eyesight.
While younger adults with healthy eyes and clear vision might get away with a comprehensive eye exam every other year, the American Optometric Association recommends annual eye exams for everyone over the age of 60. Our Los Angeles optometrist, Dr. Tabiza, uses pupil dilation to get the widest possible view of the inner structures of the eye. This allows for early detection of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and optic nerve damage. Pressure testing enables us to catch glaucoma before it can cause irreparable harm. We also pay close attention to the front of the eye, sing slit lamp testing to diagnose cataracts and monitor their progress. Regular vision testing enables us to modify your corrective prescription as your eyes change.
Don't worry if we discover an age-related eye problem! We will prescribe medications, glasses, contacts, or even refer you to an eye surgeon for techniques to help you control the problem.
Schedule an eye exam for yourself! Call Westchester Eye Care Center at 310-670-1888 today!