SENIOR EYE EXAMS
What’s Involved in a Senior Eye Exam?
Your Greensburg optometrist will first review your medical history to get an idea of hereditary issues having to do with your eyes. From there, we’ll conduct eye health and vision tests to determine the quality of your sight.
Our vision tests will reveal whether or not you have a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism that needs to be corrected with prescription eyewear. We’ll check your eye focus, movement, and teaming to ensure your eyes are working well together as a team. We’ll also examine your peripheral vision and test your ability to distinguish colors and response to light.
Eye health tests involve dilating your eyes to examine the retina and optic nerve for signs of eye diseases. We’ll also measure the fluid pressure within your eyes to test for glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Protection against Eye Diseases
Annual eye exams enable your Greensburg optometrist to monitor your eye health and visual acuity to prevent vision loss.
As a senior, you’re at greater risk for developing age related eye diseases such as dry eye, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataracts. Many of these diseases show no symptoms until permanent damage has been done to your vision. Left unchecked, these diseases can lead to blindness.
If detected early, however, most eye diseases can be managed to delay or prevent loss of vision. Depending on your condition, our optometry specialist may recommend prescription medications, eye vitamins, or surgical procedures to treat eye diseases and protect your sight.
Detection of Medical Conditions
Signs of medical conditions can often be detected in the eyes.
During an eye exam, our optometry specialist may uncover early warning signs of health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, enabling you to get timely treatment. Annual eye exams can help improve your medical health along with your vision.